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Friday, 21 November 2014

Drive away hunger from the class room!! An initiative by Blog Adda.

 There is a saying in Hindi,  'Roti, Kapda  aur Makaan' are the three essential requirements. Out of these three the most essential is Roti or Food.  A person can survive without any thing else but not without food. It is all the  more important for  the growing children to have a proper meal. For an all round development of a child it is essential that  he  gets good nourishment. A child with a hungry stomach  is unable to concentrate . Specially in rural  and backward areas, due to poverty the parents are unable to provide a nourishing meal to their off springs.
                                                   A Supreme Court Order  in the year 2001 directed all the States to implement the Mid Day Meal Scheme in all Govt. and Govt aided schools. With the implementation of this scheme,there was a perceptible increase in the attendance of the pupils. Many NGO's  also joined this laudable  project. Akshay Patra, a leading NGO  is playing a significant role.In their State of Arts kitchens, they prepare  wholesome and tasty  food and deliver it to the schools. They carry the food in vessels, which keep the food fresh and warm. By providing  a healthy and hot food this organisation is doing yeoman's service towards spreading  literacy  in far flung  areas.
                                            The scheme 'write a blog and feed a child' is also a very praise worthy  effort on the part of Akshay Patra in collaboration with  Blog Adda. For each blog that a blogger writes, Blog Adda will contribute Rs. 750, which is the amount to feed one child for a year.It will be a part of their social responsibility. It will benefit 1.4 million  mouths, which  is the largest in the world. Their goal is to provide meal to 5 million students by the year 2020.Goal : 5 Million children by 2020 Goal : 5 Million children by 2020 
                                       

The effect of having a  tasty and nutritional meal has already shown positive results. There is a great change in the performance of the children. They have also improved their health. The attitude of  not only the children, but their parents has also changed. Through education, more awareness towards  social evils, better environment and greater sense of responsibility has arisen.
                                                  I have  one suggestion.  Once a week  the children may be provided something special.It may be something sweet, some snack or some biscuits.Many children in rural areas might not have even seen some of these eatables.This small gesture may bring them happiness, and something special to look forward to.

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I am going to #BlogToFeedAChild with Akshaya Patra and BlogAdda





16 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Ma'am for writing for this noble cause. May no child in India is deprived of education because of hunger!

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. It is because of your encouragement that I wrote this post for a very noble cause.

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  2. I have heard a lot about Akshay Patra...very good initiative..

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    1. Thank you Renu. Why dont you also write for this noble cause.?

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  3. I wrote my post today too. You have made a difference today, Usha Ma'am :)

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  4. I love your suggestion: so sweet (pardon the pun)! And great that you contributed to this initiative by writing Usha. :) <3

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    1. Thank you Elly Free meal in the school is an initiative for the poor people to send their children to school.

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  5. By the way, what does "Kapda aur Makaan" refer to?

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    1. Roti , Kapda aur Makaan refers to Food,,Shelter and Clothing.

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  6. Kudos to you ma'am for writing for such a noble cause.

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    1. Thank you Asha.Being an educationist, students are very dear to me.

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  7. A full meal help a child concentrate better and get out of the poverty trap. Good points Usha Ma'am on Mid Day meal and essence of Roti, Kapda aur Makaan.

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    1. Thank you Vishal. There are many children whose parents send them to school only for food.

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