On 17th September 2022, SaiSure Morning Nutrition Program for 80,000 government school-going children belonging to Yadgir, Raichur and Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) districts, was launched under the Amrutha Grama Yojana program in NV Grounds, Kalaburagi in the presence of Honourable Chief Minister, Sri Basavaraj Bommai. Additional Chief Secretary at Planning Department – Mrs. Shalini Rajneesh, Sri Dattatreya Patil Revoor – MLA Gulbarga South & Chairman of Kalyan Karnataka Region Development Board and Dr. Murugesh Nirani – Minister of Large and Medium Industries, Govt. of Karnataka, were also present in the event. Mr. Anand Kadali – Trustee & Secretary of Annapoorna Trust and Mr. Jayaprakash Tallam – Trustee of Annapoorna Trust were present in the event.
The Amrutha Grama Yojana program envisions the development of 750-gram panchayats and aims at improving basic infrastructure and amenities in villages. The department of planning under the guidance of Additional Chief Secretary Mrs. Shalini Rajneesh, and guidance from Gulbarga and Raichur universities along with support by NSS volunteers, have identified these villages which have low multi-dimensional poverty index. Majority of these villages are in Yadgir, Raichur districts.
Innovative solutions like that of SaiSure multi-nutrient health mix by the Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust would be the nutrition partner for these aspirational districts of Raichur, Yadgir and Kalaburagi. In order to combat malnutrition in children, SaiSure will be provided to a total of 80,000 children in the identified 450 government schools every day, with the support of the NSS volunteers and district officials. It is given as a health supplement to the govt. sponsored milk powder under Ksheera Bhagya Scheme.
SaiSure is a malt based multi-nutrient health supplement, easy to prepare nutritious drink and rich in essential micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, iron, calcium, etc. It is available in Vanilla and Chocolate flavours and can be scaled up and expanded rapidly since it is easy to prepare and is quite cost-effective. Children relish SaiSure which has added value to Ksheera Bhagya milk programme of state government. The tasty mix filled with nutrients has received positive feedback from teachers, cooks and the children.