On 09th July 2022, Launch event of SaiSure Multi Nutrient Health Mix took place at Paramvir Albert Ekka middle school, Namkum taluk in Ranchi district. A total of 1000 children in 6 government schools would be part of this project wherein SaiSure multi nutrient health mix with milk would be provided as part of morning nutrition. On 15th July, similar event for another set of 1000 students took place in Jamshedpur.
The event took place in the presence of Mr. Arvind Vijay – Region Deputy director of Education, headmasters of 5 nearby schools namely Mr. Shekhar Jha – Paramvir Albert Ekka middle school, Mr. Sudesh Ekka – Middle School Kadru, Ms. Monica Devi – Primary school Turup, Ms. Rose Nilima – Middle school Baheya & Mr. Baidya Nath Mehto – Middle school Hesal. Other members present were Ex-civil surgeon of Jamshedpur, and seniors representing Annapoorna Trust from Jharkhand – Subba Rao, Babulal, Rajashekhar, Sridhar & Ashwini. Mr. Subhajit Roy Mukherjee – Regional Coordinator West Bengal who is also Founder & Project Lead of Sri Sathya Sai Arogya Vahini Trust & Mr. Chandan Kumar – Regional Manager Bihar & Jharkhand represented Annapoorna Trust.
Each child from the schools would be given 15 gms of SaiSure with 100 ml of milk all 6 days a week. Case study would also be taken up to know the effect of SaiSure that has had on the children’s health & growth. The medical team from Arogya Vahini, West Bengal were present during the launch & took note of health parameters like height, weight, and blood samples of select set of children were collected. Post 3 months, similar exercise would be taken up to know the progress.
RDDE Mr. Arvind Vijay, who graced the occasion of the launch of Annapoorna morning nutrition program said, “I first congratulate the Annapoorna Trust team for choosing this school, because this school is significant in a special sense. Param Vir Albert Ekka is a martyr in the 1971 war who was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra – highest military honour. He is also the first Param Vir Chakra winner from the state of Jharkhand. It is a matter of pride for us to be a part of this mass movement. Upon support from the Jharkhand government, a formal MOU has also been signed. We are keen to take up this people’s movement forward & assist the administration wherever needed. On this occasion, I request teachers of all the schools to take up keen interest in this noble initiative.”
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Subhajit Roy Mukherjee of Arogya Vahini Trust who came specially from Kolkata for the launch of Morning Nutrition program said, “Satya Sai Baba’s mission is not just about catering to health, education and nutrition needs of the people, but its aim is to make the better of every life and soul. Our movement is all about marching together by taking government, society, and institution as a three-tier system. In the coming days, am confident some of these children will become doctors, engineers etc., but more importantly, they will become good citizens of our nation.”