Partners with NGO Akshay Patra’s food program to support the local
AHMEDABAD, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid
and powder coatings, has partnered with Akshaya Patra’s food program for
the second consecutive year to provide better education by serving meals
to children in the community surrounding Axalta’s Savli manufacturing
plant in Gujarat state. This program aligns with Axalta’s global
corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to support education
and the communities in which it operates.
Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest nonprofit mid-day meal program
serving wholesome food to more than 1.6 million children from 13,210
schools across 11 states in India. Akshaya Patra has demonstrated the
merits of its nationally recognized initiatives by increasing school
enrollment and attendance, decreasing the drop-out rate, and enabling
socialization among children, all results of improved nutrition.
“Axalta is committed to support our local communities,” said Vinay
Rajadhyaksha, Managing Director of Axalta’s operations in India. “We are
proud to partner with Akshaya Patra once again and support the NGO’s
vision of ensuring no child is deprived of education due to hunger.
Reaching children in Gujarat with nutritious meals through Akshaya Patra
helps us give back to society in the best possible manner.”
“We are committed to providing nutritious mid-day meals to children so
that they can attend school and build a better life. Support from
partners such as Axalta Coating Systems helps us to empower more
children with access to education by providing them a nourishing meal.
We call upon more companies to follow suit and join the movement to
eliminate classroom hunger and aid education,” said Sundeep Talwar,
Chief Marketing Officer of Akshaya Patra.
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