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Ranga ji,
1. Onion-garlic is basic veg nutrition + lends taste
2. Critics aren't demanding chicken-mutton
3. Many Hindus protesting notion of 'satvik' UC food being "pure", others impure
4. Muslims /Waqf unelated to this
5. Muslims don't lynch non-veg /pork eaters
6. Shame on you
Akshay Patra gets states, central govt grants (50% as per its website) + donations. That's taxpayers & donors ACROSS communities. It earns social & monetary capital. Taxpayers within rights to demand culturally inclusive (onion-garlic), tasty food for kids
What do kids want?? Kids don't like bland taste + it excludes basic veg nutrition like onion, garlic & eggs (things they crave). Food is wasted, taxpayer money is wasted. If supplier has issues, change it. Hygiene in food should be a given, not a virtue.

Akshay Patra gets govt grants + donations. It earns social & monetary capital. It's not complete charity. It didn't do Orissa govt a favor; they would've likely terminated the contact on exclusion of eggs. Hygiene seems the main virtue (should be a given)

Consider a child centric approach. They're wasting food, craving onion, garlic, eggs. So they're not happy. Plus they don't get goodies in life.

Would rich folks feed their kids bland, 'satvik' food even if it was 'nutritious' & 'hygienic'? Taste matters.
Debate is about:
- Hindu NGO Akshay Patra, run by Hindu temple ISKON
- Hindu bland 'saatvik' meals given to kids
- Hindus protesting UC 'saatvik' notions of 'purity' & nutrition

But Ranga ji drags in innocent Muslims for marketing gimmicks. #SlowClaps

Terminated the contract* or read the Riot Act to Akshay Patra (damn typos)
Another proof that Akshay Patra is not doing just charity but earning monetary and social capital.

So Akshay Patra trustees export non-veg, run butcher factories. One trustee Mohandas Pai is partner in a chain of online meat products 'Licious'. Their "religious beliefs" don't matter then

But onion-garlic & eggs for poor kids shatters their faith. Lol

Is Akshay Patra making a profit out of mid-day meal service?? Not denying they may be doing decent work. But to deny that they are making social and monetary capital out of this is disingenuous.

5% income over expenditures as per their balance sheet.

Well said. Mid-day meals is the right of every child, not charity. Akshay Patra gets states & central grants plus donations for it. It's valid for citizens to ask whether the food served is nutritious, tasty, culturally inclusive.

Pls read this thread too
Noted above but plugging another contradictry tid-bit about Akshay Patra, Mohandas holier-than-thou Pai and the meat industry.

If trustees of Akshay Patra can sell/export meat, surely they cannot deny kids onion, garlic, eggs on "religious grounds"??

Exactly. The crux of 'hygiene' and 'purity' when it comes to food and caste.

Seems another claim is busted. State govt pays for the eggs in mid-day meals in Orissa. Not Akshay Patra as claimed by @ARanganathan72. This is turning out to be some fishy (pun intended) business.

Credit @SwetaDash93

PS: rechecking above claim as to who pays for eggs in Orissa mid day means. State govt or Akshay Patra. (This is an organic thread :))
Eggs are an important source of nutrition, esp for poor kids from rural areas. Shud "religious beliefs" trump common sense? Akshay Patra bowed down to Orissa govt's dictat. Wasn't doing it any favors by incl it @ARanganathan72. Reports say state govt pays for it, not AP* (check)
Mid-day meals shud adher to cultural taste, meeting nutritional needs of recipients. Akshay Patra often imposes one set cuisine across states but rectifies that upon complaint.

Wud rich kids be fed bland food which wasn't as nutritiously high as possible on "religious grounds"?
Getting finicky kids to eat is hard enough. On top of that Akshay Patra imposes culturally dissonant food that doesn't meet maximum possible nutrition for them.

Would rich, urban parents feed satvik food to their kids daily to meet specious "religious grounds"? @ARanganathan72
.@TVMohandasPai is partner in 'Licious', an online chain of meat suppliers /butchers. His son is manager /investor in a restaurant that serves *beef*

And Mr holier-than-thou Pai who's a trustee of Akshay Patra wants hyper-veg food for poor kids. 😂😂

Some more info on Akshay Patra. Please read. Good perspective.

Meet Uncle Meat Pie aka @TVMohandasPai
- investor in 'Licious', an online supplier of meat
- his son is investor in a restaurant that sells *beef* products

- is a trustee at Akshay Patra & denies garlic, onion, eggs to poor kids on "religious grounds". WOW

A well researched thread on Akshay Patra by a scientist who can give Shri @ARanganathan72 ji a run for his money.

Anand ji went on national television to praise the MDM NGO. Wonder what his esteemed views are now.

Cc: @GorwayGlobal

Uncle Meat Pie aka @TVMohandasPai

1. an investor in 'Licious' an online meat supplier
2. is son is investor in a restaurant that serves *BEEF*

But as trustee of Akshay Patra, denies poor kids garlic, onions & eggs on "religious grounds"

Hypocrisy committed suicide 😂😂😂
Uncle Meat Pie @TVMohandasPai

- is investor in 'sanskaari' meat 'Licious'
- his son is investor in restaurant selling 'sanskaari' BEEF

But as trustee of Akshay Patra denies poor kids 'unsanskaari' onion, garlic, eggs on "religious grounds"

Hope @ARanganathan72 ji will protest
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