Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday served food to schoolchildren in Vrindavan, as he attended an event organized by Akshay Patra Foundation.
The event was organised in Vrindavan Chandradoyamandir campus where the Prime Minister also unveiled a plaque to mark the serving of the 3 billionth meal by the Foundation.
“It was an honour to serve food with own hands. My government had started a national nutrition mission across Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan last year and the mission is to reach every mother and child,” said the Prime Minister on the occasion.
In his tweeter post he also praised the Foundation’s activities and claimed that he had served food to children in Vrindavan.
Speaking at the event Prime Minister said that we cannot repay the debt of cow’s (Gau Mata) milk. It is an important part of India’s culture and tradition. He added, “Cow has been a vital element of the rural economy.”
Speaking on his government’s initiative to launch Rashtriya Gokul Mission Prime Minister said his government has taken several steps to improve the health of cattle.
He also highlighted the benefit of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, where Rs 500 crore have been allocated.
AkshayPatra Foundation is funded by ISCKON. It is a Bengaluru based organization which works with the government on mid-day meal schemes.