Actor Kamala Hassan and Indian American Philanthrophist Kiran Patel attend Akshaya Patra’s 2021 Gala

According to a news release, the funds raised from the event will support the midday meal beneficiaries, currently at 1.8 million children daily, and further provide food security to vulnerable communities throughout India.

Actor Kamala Hassan and Indian American Philanthrophist Kiran Patel attend Akshaya Patra’s 2021 Gala
Poster of the event Akshaya patra 2021 Credits — Akshaya patra USA

Akshaya Patra Foundation USA held its first in-person event in Chicago with a mission to raise funds to serve nutritious meals to underprivileged children.

The fundraiser saw the attendance of renowned South Indian actor Kamaal Haasan and Dr. Kiran Patel, an Indian American philanthropist, business owner and cardiologist from Florida, who were the keynote speakers for the event.