New Delhi: Dhanuka Agritech has donated 5 Vans to Akshaya Patra Foundation in Vrindavan. This is another major step towards Dhanuka’s commitment to social responsibility. The event witnessed flagging off of 5 vehicles by Mr. RG Agarwal, Group Chairman, Dhanuka Agritech Limited. Dhanuka Agritech has committed to donate 5 vehicles every year. With an aim to provide nutritious food to ensure a healthy life for the students of the underprivileged section of the society, Dhanuka Agritech has decided to donate Rs. 1 Crore to the foundation in order to ensure mid-day meals to approximately 3,000 children for three years.
Present at the occasion were Mr. Harish Mehta, Sr. General Manager, Dhanuka Agritech Limited & Mr. Rohit Choudhury , Corporate Partnership & Innovation from Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. R.G. Agarwal, Group Chairman, Dhanuka Agritech said, “Dhanuka has always placed its corporate social responsibility as a top priority in areas of rural development, educational promotion and livelihood assistance. We have been working for the less-privileged individuals, especially children, since inception. Our mission has always been to enable the less privileged to lead a better life. This support is a small step to ensure better health for these individuals which would further prevent drop outs.”
He further adds, “It gives me immense joy & pleasure in watching the young children benefiting from our initiatives. We will continue to extend our support to the society.”
Mr. Rohit Choudhury, Akshaya Patra Foundation, said, “We are happy and grateful to Dhanuka Agritech for coming forward to help us. These efforts will surely help us go a long way. I wish more companies follow the steps of Dhanuka Agritech through their CSR activities so that we can have a better world to live in, eradicating hunger & illiteracy in the areas of Mathura & Agra. With 10845 schools in 10 states catering from 24 kitchens, our mission is to feed 5 million children by 2020 as against 1.4 million today”
Dhanuka Agritech has always been committed to create a more equitable and inclusive society as well as promote education, health and rural development. Dhanuka Agritech and Akshaya Patra Foundation have been associated since FY2014-15. The company also runs a not-for-profit Dhanuka Ashram providing lodging & boarding facilities in the holy town of Vrindavan.
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