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L&T Infotech ties up with 'Akshaya Patra' to promote literacy

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

: today announced its collaboration with Akshaya Patra Foundation towards promoting literacy of 10,000 children studying in 35 schools in and around this city.

As part of the CSR initiative by Infotech, the company will sponsor mid-day meals of these children as well as provide a bus to transport the cooked food to the schools, a company statement said.

The primary objective of the project is to promote school attendance, national literacy rates, reduce dropout rates and also ensure that the nutritional status of children is improved, it said.

The companies signed a formal MoU towards the initiative.

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an which implements the Mid-Day Meal Programme for and Government-aided school children.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 12:42 IST