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Modi had inaugurated Gujarat s first Akshaya Patra kitchen as CM: NGO official

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who served Akshaya Patra s food to schoolchildren from underprivileged background on Monday, had opened its first kitchen in Gujarat in 2004 as the state s chief minister, a senior functionary of the NGO said. A mega event was held in the Vrindavan Chadrodaya Mandir complex in this holy city to mark three billionth meal offered by Akshaya Patra. This is PM Modi s first visit to Vrindavan s Chardodaya Mandir campus... And, we are fortunate to have the prime minister himself serving the three billionth meal. Incidentally, he had inaugurated the foundation s first kitchen in Gandhinagar in 2004 as Gujarat s chief minister, said Bharatarshabha Dasa, Director, Strategic Relations, Akshaya Patra Foundation. Modi served as the state s chief minister from 2001 to 2014 and in May 2014 became the country s prime minister after his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the elections. The first billionth meal was served by Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy ...

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