PM Modi in Vrindavan: “3 billion meals and a commitment to serve society”

“The prime minister will serve food to about 20 schoolchildren from underprivileged background in the campus, marking the three billionth meal offered by Akshaya Patra,” head of strategic communications in ISKCON, said.

UP: PM Modi to serve 3 billionth meal to children in Vrindavan on Monday

UP: PM Modi to serve 3 billionth meal to children in Vrindavan on Monday

Vrindavan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, on Monday, to serve the 3rd billionth meal to underprivileged children from schools, by the Akshaya Patra Foundation. He will later address a gathering on this occasion.

He will also unveil a ceremonial plaque to mark the serving of “3rd billionth meal” by Akshaya Patra Foundation at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir campus.

Serving the mid-day meal to the school children, PM Modi said he felt honored to serve them meal.

The personal twitter account of Narendra Modi tweeted about his visit in the holy town:

“The prime minister will serve food to about 20 schoolchildren from underprivileged background in the campus, marking the three billionth meal offered by Akshaya Patra,” Naveena Neerada Dasa, head of strategic communications in ISKCON, said.

Funded by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Akshaya Patra is a Bengaluru-based not-for-profit organisation that works with the government on mid-day meal schemes.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, BJP’s Mathura lawmaker Hema Malini will also join the prime minister at the event.

“Arrangements have been made for over 10,500 people, including parents, teachers of schoolchildren, our donors and other well-wishers of the foundation, and enclosures have been made for them,” Mr Dasa told media.

This will be PM Modi’s “first visit to the Chadrodaya Mandir campus” and elaborate arrangements have been made for it, Mr Dasa further said.

“In Gujarat, where we are a partner for the Mid-Day Meal Scheme, all government schools will be hosting the streaming. People will join on the ground and online for the big event,” he said. A silver ”patra” (container), as symbolised in our logo, will be gifted to the prime minister, Mr Dasa added.

PM Modi will also pay floral tribute at the Vigraha of Srila Prabhupad, the Acharya of ISCKON, the Union government said.

Keeping the security in view the police and security personnel are keeping a tight vigil in the town.

The programme would be streamed live on the Web across all 42 centres of Akshaya Patra in the country.