Annamrita Foundation (formerly known as ISKCON Food Relief Foundation) is no all set to serve its centralized mid-day meal in Ramanuj Nagar, Kalmana Market, Bharatwada Road. The installation of high-tech machinery and modern equipment are still in progress. The kitchen has the capacity to cook and serve mid-day meals to 75,000 children daily, but initially, from next month it will start by serving mid-day meals to approximately 11,000 children daily.
The food will be packed in SS insulated containers, wherein the food will remain hot for more than 7 hours. Industrialist Ajay Sancheti former M.P Rajya Sabha and Chairman of SMS Group has generously contributed 1000 containers by handing over a cheque to Chairman of Annamrita foundation Dr. Shyamsunder Sharma and Secretary Rajendran Raman.
The full construction cost of the kitchen and partial equipment cost was borne by a single person who has requested not to disclose his identity. After a lot of persuasions, he agreed to name the Annamrita Kitchen after his father. Vaastu Puja of ‘Shri Govinddasji Saraf(Tumsar) Centralised Kitchen’ and hawan was performed by HH.Lokanath Swami Maharaj, Zonal Secretary of Noida and Maharashtra and International Padhyatra Chief who is a dear disciple of ISKCON Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.
Dr. Shyam sunder Sharma informed that the kitchen was constructed and set up at a cost of 2.4 crores for which the main contributors were Satyanarayan Nuwal of Solar Industries Ind.Ltd. , Ajay and Anand Sancheti of SMS Group, Ramratan Sarda, Ramesh Randher of Bagirath Textiles, Basant Mohta of Gimatex Hinganghat, Arun Mohta of PEEVEE Textiles Hinganghat, Ramswarup Sarda of Ramsons Casting Pvt. Ltd. , Suresh Agrawal, Mohan Agrawal, Subhash Jain of Suruchi Masale, Shyam Agrawal of Sandeep metal cast, Prakash Soni of Officemate group, Dilip Agrawal of Sandesh City, Dr. Chandrashekhar Pakmode of Neuron Hospital, Shri Garg of Aska Industries Delhi, Mahesh Baruka(Kamptee), Advt. Ramashankar Agrawal Kamptee, Ad. Shyam Devani, Ad. Anand Parchure, Ad. Aashish Mehadia, Narsinghdas Mantri, Dr. Madhusudhan Sarda, Anil Taneja, and many others.
Due to the continuous support from donors, devotees and members of ISKCON the installation will be completed soon.
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