Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan donated free meals for thousand children for a year on the occasion of her 44th birthday. The lady sponsored meals under a mid-day meal programme run by the Annamrita Foundation that is set up by the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
The mid-day meal scheme, called Annamrita, reaches out to nearly 500 municipal schools in and around Mumbai along with over 2,000 schools in Maharashtra with heavy nutritious meals, ISKCON spiritual leader Radhanath Swami Maharaj said in a release.
"The scheme, which started in 2004 from a small roomwith meals being prepared for just 900 children, today serves meals to 12 lakh children across seven states in India.
Through 20 hi-tech kitchens, Annamrita reaches out to nearly 500 municipal schools in and around Mumbai along with over 2,000 schools in Maharashtra with heavy nutritious meals," he added.
On the professional front, Aish is occupied with the work of her upcoming film Fanney Khan alongside Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao.
(With PTI Inputs)