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AWE STRUCK: The Norwegian delegation at the central kitchen run by Naandi Foundation.
AWE STRUCK: The Norwegian delegation at the central kitchen run by Naandi Foundation.

Special Correspondent

World's largest central kitchen impresses Members of Storting who liberally donate for the cause

HYDERABAD: A 14-member delegation comprising Members of Storting, the Norwegian Parliament was on Friday bowled over by the sheer logistics of the central kitchen run by Naandi Foundation here in the State capital.

As they went around what is said to be the world's largest kitchen for schoolchildren, they were fascinated at the huge vats in which dal and sambar was boiled and the way rotis were rolled out and rice being cooked. Later, members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs, led by Chairman and Head of Faction, The Conservative Party, Ine Marie Eriksen, pledged support to girl-children in India, their education and health.

A corporate team including CapGemini vice-president, head, Outsourcing Services, Anders H. Lier. Ms. Inn Marie and her colleagues, who were present, expressed satisfaction at the hygienic manner in which food was prepared for a whopping 1.2 lakh students.

Project Director of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) & CEO, State Literacy Mission K. Chandramouli explained work on girl-child education and health, with specific reference to achieving a significant reduction in dropout rate.

Donation

He handed over a cheque for Euros 10,000 to Manoj Kumar, CEO, Naandi Foundation, for `Nanhi Kali' project that works in supporting the girl-child with education and health.


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