Idea Cellular, an Aditya Birla Group Company collaborated with Akshaya Patra to support its noble cause of eliminating ‘Child hunger’, as a part of its CSR initiative. The Idea Cellular Limited launch event was held to mark this collaboration. The event was held in the Akshaya Patra Kitchens across three different locations in Gujarat. The first event was held on 10 December at Vadodara followed by the Gandhinagar Kitchen on 11 December and at the Surat kitchen on 12 December, 2015. It was graced by the presence of various dignitaries like Siddhartha Banerjee (Circle Head – HR Operations, Idea Cellular Limited, Gujarat), Animesh Chanda (Sales Head- Idea Cellular Limited, Gujarat), Sakthi Srinivasan (AVP- Idea Cellular Limited, Gujarat) and Suraj Prasad (Finance Head-Idea Cellular Limited, Gujarat). Mr. Kaushik Pandya, GM-HR Gujarat along with respective site Operation Managers represented Akshaya Patra at the launch events held at Vadodara, Gandhinagar and Surat respectively.
A warm welcome was extended to the guests who were taken around the kitchen facility and acquainted about the cooking, pre-processing, storing, lab testing and post production processes of the Akshaya Patra kitchens. They were welcomed with ‘tilaks’ and flowers and a welcome speech by the head master at the nearby schools in all the three locations.
Talking about Akshaya Patra’s endeavour at Vadodara, Mr. Animesh Chanda, Sales Head- Idea Cellular Limited Gujarat stated that Akshaya Patra is a trend setter motivating everyone to think beyond ordinary material pleasure to give back to the society of which we are an integral part. He further added that Idea pariwar is delighted to be associated with Akshaya Patra.