Friday, November 28, 2014

Blog to feed a child. Elimination of classroom hunger.

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Children are a nation’s most important resource and promoting their health through schools can both reduce common health problems and make the education system more efficient, leading to economic development.
India with the most leading population makes poverty a norm. And poverty results in child labor . How many children have you seen who ditch school in order to work and feed themselves . Food always thumbs knowledge. When a mind is hungry it can not think of anything. Who can argue on that? And hence this is where Akshaya Patra drops by, the mid day meal scheme started by them has helped so many young minds get back to schooling.

It is proved that rather than attending school, many children tend to earn money to bring food to their family's table, foregoing long-term opportunities to focus on short-term necessities. resulting in poor health and educational outcomes that trap them in the cycle of poverty.
I remember visiting a government school after 7 years near by my place only to find out that , the school which seemed deserted for almost 3 years was surprisingly full with children then. It was later I learnt that the school was funded and it practiced the mid day meal programme. The children who came to this school were from very poor families who cannot afford a single nutritious meal to their children and often end up sending their children to work instead of sending them to school. I also recall a 11 year boy saying ‘ kaam nahi karega to kya khayega?’ . This was the sad plight of the children in India, but after mid day meals have been introduced , thousands of children were allured into schools just so they could get a taste of a hot nutritious meal atleast once everyday !
Even research has shown that the Mid day meal scheme has boosted school attendance of girls  and
I really wish the scheme was practiced more and more by schools everywhere, this way illiteracy could be eradicated and so could hunger. Elimination of classroom hunger is the key factor to success.
 Similarly, children in city schools can be a part of this initiative by contributing Rs 100 every month. This small individual amount can make a big difference in the lives of many children who have a hard road for a plate of food.
I am going to #BlogToFeedAChild with Akshaya Patra and BlogAdda.


Really I salute BlogAdda for taking up such a initiative and joining hands with Akshaya Patra to end classroom hunger. For every blog post we write, BlogAdda will sponsor meals for an Akshaya Patra beneficiary for an entire year, as a part of their Bloggers Social Responsibility. Isn’t that wonderful? here is a chance where we can contribute to build a nation free from hunger and malnutrition. :)

6 comments:

  1. Nice to see you participating in the initiative... :-) great post...

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  2. Nice responsible post Najm. The mid day meal scheme has been a real plus in progress of education. This is combination with RTE has been a real boon for the children. I really hope things will take bigger stride from here and for a country which has human resource as its biggest gift, this will really help in the longer run..

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  3. Informative read and yes when we spend a lot and waste good in weddings, this is a noble cause. Best of luck in your participation.

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  4. This scheme is a good one and a noble gesture from you to blog on it.

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  5. Wonderful that you took part in this noble cause & helped to feed a child for a year :)

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