Book Name: Gods Own Kitchen: The Inspiring Story of Akshaya Patra
Book Author: Rashmi Bansal
Had he followed the conventional path, Madhu Pandit would have been a big-shot in some large corporation. Instead, he was the ‘CEO’ of a large temple. Guided by his guru A C Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada. Propelled forward by the Divine Plan.
A chance meeting with Mohandas Pai inspired Madhu Pandit to use the spare capacity in the ISKCON kitchen. To start a mid-day meal program for fifteen hundred children, in and around Bangalore. Today, Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest NGO-led mid-day meal program, with twenty-seven kitchens across eleven states. Serving 1.5 million hot lunches to government schools each day.
This is the exciting story of capitalists and spiritualists coming together to launch a unique start-up. And taking it to scale. A “Made in India” success story using the head, the heart and a whole lot of soul.