PM Modi praises NGO’s efforts towards eradicating hunger


PTI, UP, Feb 11: Ahead of arriving in Vrindavan to serve meal to underprivileged schoolchildren, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday praised the efforts of an NGO towards eradicating hunger from the country.

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

The foundation has a state-of-the-art kitchen in Vrindavan and Modi will serve food to children near the facility.

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

The prime minister and the UP chief minister will address the gathering, he said.

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