Akshaya Patra USA joined by Satya Tiwari

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The Advisory Board of Akshaya Patra USA is joined by Satya Tiwari, the Founder of Surya rugs. Surya rugs is a widely known and trusted source for coordinating rugs and home accessories catering to the needs of a diverse range of lifestyles. Surya Brand has established quality standards in their field under the aegis of Satya Tiwari and expanded its areas of operations. In less than 10 years the annual revenue of the company has grown from $2.7 million to $100 million and it has been listed in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies for five consecutive years.

Looking forward to work for the welfare of society and support the great cause of Akshaya Patra, Tiwari stated, “When I learned about Akshaya Patra in 2012, I saw the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of impoverished children and their families living in rural India. Having grown up in a small village in Northeastern India, I had witnessed firsthand the health and educational challenges that, if not properly addressed, can lead to an ongoing cycle of poverty. My father was a teacher in a local village and had instilled in me early on the importance of education as a catalyst for social mobility. So, supporting Akshaya Patra and its school lunch program made a lot of sense. In early, 2012, Surya began making an annual financial contribution to the organization, giving thousands of children access to healthy lunchtime meals for an entire year. We also established the Miles for Meals Program, an annual half marathon and fundraising campaign to help generate additional funds.”

Chairman of Akshaya Patra’s Board of Directors, Desh Deshpande welcomed Tiwari, saying in a statement, “Satya Tiwari is someone who is making a difference locally, with his company Surya, and globally, by getting deeply involved in effective and scalable social impact causes such as Akshaya Patra and spreading that passion to others he touches.”


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