Akshaya Patra wins BBC award

Question: Which organization has been awarded the BBC World Service Global Champion Award for 2019?
(a) UK charity WRAP
(b) Akshaya Patra
(c) Food 4 Education
(d) None of these
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • Akshaya Patra, a non-profit organization running one of the world’s largest school meals project in India, has been awarded the BBC World Service Global Champion Award for the programme.
  • The award, presented at the BBC Food Awards in Bristol, recognizes a person or project that is changing the way the world produces, processes, consumes or thinks about food for the better.
  • Akshaya Patra Foundation is an NGO in India founded by Madhu Pandit Dasa in 2000. Since its establishment it is running mid-day meal programme across India. Almost 20 years ago it started providing 1,500 free school lunches every day and as of now nit feeds 1.75 million children all over India with freshly prepared meals.
  • The Bengaluru-based NGO (Akshaya Patra) was selected by an international panel of judges from nominations sent in by the World Service audience from around the world.

Links:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/akshaya-patra-wins-bbc-award/article27944688.ece
https://www.businesstoday.in/top-story/akshay-patra-school-meals-project-wins-bbc-world-service-global-champion-award/story/356170.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/world-service-food-chain-global-champion-winner

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