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Certificate of Appreciation – CSR Conclave Education 2023, August 4th, 2023

On August 4th, 2023, Annapoorna Trust was awarded the CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION at the CSR Conclave Education 2023, in recognition of the Trust providing Morning Nutrition at government schools through CSR in Karnataka. The Trust extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Honourable Chief Minister for this honour and appreciation. This CSR event was held at the Marriot, Bengaluru by the Government of Karnataka, under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Shalini Rajneesh IAS – Additional Chief Secretary at Planning Department, Govt. of Karnataka.


Sri Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka, presided over the event as the Chief Guest. It was an eventful day filled with meetings. During the session, many ministers visited the Annapoorna Trust stall and were briefed about the morning nutrition mission. Mr. Sai Prasad Ivaturi – Trustee and Treasurer and Mr. Santosh Allath – National Manager, Govt. Alliances were present representing the Annapoorna Trust.

Some of the ministers who visited the stall were Sri D.K. Shivakumar – Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, who was felicitated at the event; Sri Sharanprakash Patil – Minister of Medical Education and Skill Development, also visited the stall. He was well aware of the developments in Sathya Sai Grama when briefed; Sri Madhu Bangarappa – Minister of Primary and Secondary Education and Sakala of Karnataka; Sri M B Patil – Minister of Infrastructure Development of Karnataka, who was keen to support the nutrition intervention in his home district, Bijapur; Sri Parameshwar – Minister of Home Affairs, Government of Karnataka, and Mr. D. Sudhakar – Minister of Planning and Statistics.


At the event, Biocon, Embassy, Asian Paints were felicitated along with many other CSR partners for their contribution towards CSR in Karnataka.

The Karnataka government is actively considering a significant increase in CSR spending within the education sector and the skilling of youth across the state. For the fiscal year 2023-24, the government has outlined a projected CSR requirement of around ₹2,854 crore. Between 2016-2017 and 2020-2021, more than 50% of the CSR funds have been spent on the education sector, and the government is looking at increasing engagement with corporates to increase contributions towards improving education.


Appreciation and recognition are a major boost for excellence in performance and productivity. Annapoorna Trust will work relentlessly until no child goes to school hungry ever!

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