Who are some great Indians that most people have not heard of? by Rahul Patel
Answer by Rahul Patel:
Madhu Pandit Dasa (a.k.a Madhusudan S)
He is an IIT Alumnus, (he completed his B.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT-Mumbai in 1980).
Disappointed with the commercialization of education and the cut-throat rat race among the students rather than having genuine desire to learn , he left such world for working for his "personal calling"
With the collective efforts of his and ISCON, he founded Akshay Patra Foundation
In partnership with the Government of India; various State Governments, the inestimable support from many businesses, philanthropic donors and well-wishers; we have grown from our humble beginnings in the year 2000, serving just 1,500 children across 5 schools. Today Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal programme serving wholesome food to over 1.6 million children from 13,529 schools across 11 states in India.
- Currently, Madhu Pandit Dasa serves as the President of ISKCON Bangalore,
- Chairman of The Akshaya Patra Foundation
- Chairman of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir.
- The Government of India has recently conferred upon him the prestigious Padma Shri Award in recognition of the distinguished service rendered by Akshaya Patra for the children of India.
Src- ‘ I Have A Dream' by Rashmi Bansal