NEWS from FFL Global’s principle affiliate, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (IFRF):
27/2/2013 – The Aurangabad kitchen, celebrated its first birthday on the 1st of February this year. The Midday Meals Program was started in full swing here on the 1st of February 2012, so celebrations for the yearlong achievement were definitely in order.
In line with the ISKCON spirit, our celebrations were laced with the true virtues of service and work. Our work of service continued even on this day, in parallel with our festivities.
Annamrita’s Aurangabad kitchen saw visits from some distinguished guests in the form of Mayor Mrs. Kalatai Oza and Municipal Commissioner Dr. Purushottam Bhapkar on this birthday. Their visit was as much fun for us as we are sure it was for them, for it gave us an opportunity to ‘sparkle’ in our good deeds. We proudly took them on a tour of the facility and impressed our advanced infrastructural kitchen assets, as well as our hygiene and quality maintenance upon them. Later, the two were felicitated in Annamrita’s traditional style and were even served some of our delicious food.
Additionally, the day was made extra special for us, when the children we strive to serve came to give us a visit too. Students from a nearby school came to visit us as part of a project visit. We welcomed them with food and gifts. Each student was given a compass box as a memento for the time spent exploring our facility. The true enjoyment of our birthday can singularly be attributed to the visit of these children for it is really the act of ‘feeding hungry children’ that gives meaning to our existence.
Annamrita’s Aurangabad kitchen thanks them all; esteemed Mayor, distinguished Municipal Commissioner and our little friends for making our first birthday celebrations out to be truly memorable.
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