The Akshaya Patra Foundation Invites You To The FOOD FOR EDUCATION Benefit Event Keynote Speaker Deepak Chopra Founder, Chopra Center for Wellbeing One of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Icons and ...
Sun, May 16, 2010 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM EDTWestin Hotel
70 Third Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
The Akshaya Patra Foundation Invites You To
The FOOD FOR EDUCATION Benefit Event
Keynote Speaker Deepak Chopra
Founder, Chopra Center for Wellbeing
One of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Icons and Heroes of the Twentieth Century
Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande
Chair, Akshaya Patra USA Board
Sunday, May 16, 5:30 p.m.
Westin Hotel, Waltham, Massachusetts
RSVP to Suma at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 13th, 2010
Pre-Reception 5:30-6:30 p.m.
6:30PM Welcome & Opening Remarks
Key Note, Deepak Chopra
Akshaya Patra Presentation
9:00 PM Vote of Thanks & Closing Remarks
It will be our great honor to have you & your guests join us!
The Akshaya Patra program currently feeds freshly cooked, healthy meals to 1.2 million underserved children daily in India. Economic necessities force many children to take up menial jobs instead of attending school. Akshaya Patra’s midday school meal program gives these children, especially girls, an incentive to come to school, stay in school and provide them with the necessary nutrients they need to help focus on learning. For many children this is their only complete meal of the day. Technology intensive operations of the kitchens, can be seen in this less than 5 minutes long YouTube movie – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXHLP5Cds-U. It is the technology coupled with subsidies from the Government that lets us keep the cost as low as $14 to feed a child for an entire school year!!
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