Hungry-free Delhi campaign gets CM support
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Okhla Times News Service
May 11, 2011: Corporate, business houses, individuals, and other religious organizations are giving active support to the DSIIDC to implement its social responsibility programme under Bhagidari initiative of extending a helping hand to a “Hungre-free Delhi Campaign-Aap Ki Rasoi.” A cheque amounting to Rs.3,54,900/- was handed over by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to Shri Shuklambhara Das of Akshay Patra Foundation in presence of Industries Minister Ramakant Goswami as first instalment of sponsorship money for feeding 300 persons per day for three months. The DSIIDC will support the programme for one year.
The Akshay Patra Foundation has been running five centres out of which three being run by its own fund. With DSIIDC sponsoring one centre, the Akshay Patra run fully financed centres has come down to two. In all, more than a dozen Centres are being run under this programme in Delhi.
One-time meal is being provided to those hapless, destitute persons who often go to sleep empty stomach on the city street. Hygienic vegetarian meal is being served daily from 12:00 noon to 1:00 P.M.
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