Guwahati, August 23: Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today handed over a cheque worth Rs. 7 crore as first installment for setting up sthe tate-of-the-art, hygienic Centralized Mid-Day Meal kitchen by Akshay Patra Foundation to feed the students of Majuli district at a function in Janata Bhawan .
The Government of Assam will provide altogether Rs. 14 crores for construction of this kitchen which will immensely help in smooth implementation of Mid-Day Meal scheme in the district.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that provides nutritious food to students by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Government and Government-aided schools through its kitchens.
Recently, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma inaugurated the 65th kitchen of the Foundation at Jorhat, which was built at a cost of Rs. 14 crore to serve mid-day meal to 12 thousand students from 157 schools at the initial stage and subsequently to cover nearly 30 thousand students of the district.
DC Majuli Pulak Mahanta, Special Commissioner & Special Secretary PWD (R) Rajesh Kemprai, Vice President of Akshay Patra Foundation and Hare Krishna Movement Vijay Pandit Dasa, Member of Akshay Patra Foundation and full time missionary of Hare Krishna Movement Maha Sundar Dasa were also present.