Commvault, a global enterprise software leader in data management and data protection, has partnered with Akshaya Patra Foundation, India’s largest mid-day meal implementation partner, to provide nutritious meals to school children studying in Government & Government-aided schools across India. The food distribution vehicle, called The Blue Bus, donated by Commvault, will help Akshaya Patra to feed 2,000 students across 25 schools every day, located in and around Vrindavan (Mathura) in Uttar Pradesh.
The partnership underlines Commvault’s commitment to give back to the communities we work and live in, by supporting numerous causes such as, reducing global hunger, promoting education, providing technological resources and championing equality.
“Our goal is to eliminate classroom hunger and attract more children to schools by feeding a filling, nutritious mid-day meal, every school day. The food distribution vehicle enable us to deliver hopes, dreams and of course, smiles with the meals that it carries to numerous schools across the country,” said Shri Madhu Pandit Das, Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
The blue bus is a customised transport vehicle specially designed to deliver food that is packed in stainless steel 304 Grade vessels, which can keep food hot and fresh even when the distance between the source and destination is over 40 kilometers. Vessels are designed to avoid spillage and the design of the vehicle ensures optimum use of space for carrying sufficient quantities of all the items on the menu.
“We, at Commvault, are intentional about real life priorities and take nothing for granted. The pandemic has impacted millions, especially children, causing severe hunger and malnutrition, to the most vulnerable. Given this we are proud to support Akshaya Patra as they deliver essential nutrition for our childrens’ overall growth and development as they go back to school,” said Ramesh Kalanje, Vice President, Center of Excellence, Commvault.
“We make conscious and collaborative decisions to reinvest in our communities. Only by taking the opportunities– from healthcare or education to sustainability or sanitation – can we really do this. It is the embodiment of what our values mean in reality,” said Ramesh Mamgain, Country Manager-India & SAARC, Commvault.
A strong proponent of corporate citizenship, Commvault recognizes the role we can all play in driving our people, communities and planet towards a brighter tomorrow. Through initiatives such as Teach for India, PM Cares Fund, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Wellness Warriors and more, we foster the belief that operating in a fiscally, environmentally, and socially responsible manner is more than a responsibility – it is a priority.