As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, leading agrochemical company Dhanuka Agritech has donated 5 vans to Akshaya Patra Foundation in Vrindavan. Further, the company has committed to donate 5 vehicles every year. The vehicles to be used by the Foundation to deliver mid-day meals to 3,000 school children in Mathura District. Mid-day meals are also being funded by the agrochemical company.
With an aim to provide nutritious food to ensure a healthy life for the students of the underprivileged section of the society, the company 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.
Commenting on the initiative, RG 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. 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. We will continue to extend our support to the society.”
Rohit Choudhury, Akshaya Patra Foundation, said on the occasion, “ 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 and illiteracy in the areas of Mathura and Agra. With 10,845 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 and Akshaya Patra Foundation have been associated since 2014-15. The company also runs a not-for-profit Dhanuka Ashram providing lodging & boarding facilities in Vrindavan.