Maharaja of Mysuru Launches Akshaya Patra’s School

Maharaja of Mysuru Launches Akshaya Patra’s School
Abhay Anand | Dec 13, 2018 - 7:44 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 13: The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s school rejuvenation programme, ‘School and Student Transformation – A Model School Initiative’ has been launched by Maharaja of Mysuru, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at the Government Lower Primary School – Ravindranagar in Bengaluru.

Akshaya Patra aims to implement the Model School Initiative in 100 schools across India in the first phase and gradually scale up to 500 schools in the second phase. Schools have been assessed and shortlisted in rural and semi-urban areas of Bengaluru (Karnataka), Rourkela and Puri (Odisha), and Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh) and will begin implementing planned activities on these schools in the coming months.

The objective of this initiative is to create an environment that will enhance the impact of education by focusing on infrastructural improvements, quality of education, and community engagement. It is the Foundation’s attempt to create a sustainable and replicable model that will serve as a template for other schools in the future.

On the occasion, Maharaja of Mysuru, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar expressed his happiness at being present for the launch of this initiative. He said, “I am glad that Akshaya Patra, through its model school endeavour is helping create a positive environment in our schools. We know that a positive environment at the school translates into better academic performance of children. If such school rejuvenation programmes are implemented across the country, millions of children will benefit from them.”

Chanchalapathi Dasa - Vice-Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, said “Our vision was to build sustainable model schools which would serve as templates of excellence, where all-round development of the children would be the goal.” He further added, “it is heartening to see this vision materialize and expressed hope that this initiative will go on to serve as a development parameter for changes in national and state-level policies and further strengthen Akshaya Patra’s collaboration with the Government. We are thankful to the Government of Karnataka for extending their support to this endeavour and their continual support to our mid-day meal initiative.”

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