Meet Ankit Kwatra, man who received UN acclaim for “Feeding India”

By: | Updated: September 27, 2016 6:06 PM

Kawatra is among the 17 people selected for the inaugural class of UN Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals for his initiative.

ankit kwatra un, ankit kwatra feeding india, feeding india ankit kwatra, ankit kwatra feeding india, feed india ankit kwatra gets un honourThe young man left his job to start ‘Feeding India’- an NGO which provides food to the poor. (Image Source: Facebook/Ankit Kwatra )

Not many leave their corporate jobs and join social work these. Ankit Kawatra, a young management graduate, had the courage to do so. The young man left his job to start ‘Feeding India’- an NGO which provides food to the poor. Kawatra  is among the 17 people selected for the inaugural class of UN Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals for his initiative. The 17 leaders were selected by United Nations from more than 18,000 nominations from 186 countries. As per Kawatra, he was moved by an incident at a wedding function. Kawatra once attended a  celebrity wedding with a presence of around 10,000 people. Kwatra says he decided to stay back to see what happens with the food. Much to the man’s shock and despair, a lot of leftover food was thrown straight into the bin, which could have fed many people that very night.

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The incident moved Kawatra to establish his own NGO “Feeding India”. The organisation now claims to have fed 1 million meals with a network of 2,000 volunteers across 28 cities of India.  “Feeding India” collects and redistributes excess food from weddings, corporate, canteens, banquets and households. The organisation claims to have adopted many donation centres, self-run schools and shelter homes for children, elderly and specially-abled.

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