Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ex-president of Mexico at Akshaya Patra

Vicente Fox's visit to Bangalore, India

Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico and his wife Marta Fox visited Bangalore on the invitation of UST Global. He and his wife, Marta Sahagun, visited ISKCON Temple in Bangalore, accompanied by UST Global Officials Rajeev Nair, Head-Corporate Finance; Sudhanshu Panigrahi, Center Head, Bangalore; Vijaya Murthy, Banking & Financial Services, and Tinu Cherian Abraham, Digital PR Manager, Corporate Marketing Team.

The delegation started at 7:00 AM from Hotel Leela Palace, Bangalore, where President Fox and his wife were staying. President and Mrs. Fox, along with UST officials, were warmly welcomed by ISKCON authorities. The delegation was taken around the ISKCON Temple and the world famous Akshaya Patra Kitchen at the Temple complex.

Akshaya Patra is an Indian NGO providing food for education to children in India. It feeds over 1.3 million children every day, prepared at more than 19 kitchens in India. The vision of Akshaya Patra initiative was that "No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.

The ISKCON authorities showed the delegation the process of the mid-day meal preparation at the Akshaya Patra Kitchen, followed by temple dharshan. The delegation then had breakfast with the ISKCON and Akshaya Patra leaders, after which President Fox held a recorded interview and religious/cultural dialogue with the ISKCON leaders. After this, the delegation proceeded to visit a government school in Domlur,

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