On 3rd October 2022, relaunch of SaiSure Multi Nutrient Health mix with the support of Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama – Pavagada for government primary school children was held on 03 October 2022 in Vokkaligara Bhavana in Madhugiri taluk of Tumkur.
This event was held in the presence of –
Swami Japanandaji Maharaj – Founder and Chairman of Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama, Pavagada
Mr. B C Nagesh – Minister of School Education, Literacy and Sakala, Govt. Of Karnataka
Mr. Chidananda Gowda – MLC Graduate constituency, Tumkur
Mr. K G Rangaiah – Deputy Director for Public Instruction, Madhugiri Educational District, Tumkur
Mr. Anand Kadali – Executive Secretary & Trustee – Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust
Mr. Jayaprakash Tallam – Trustee – Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust
Mr. Kiran – Regional Manager, Karnataka state – Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust
Mr. Manoj O R – Operations Executive, Chikkaballapur – Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust
SaiSure multi nutrient health mix would be provided to 92,677 government school-going children in Madhugiri, Korategere, Sira and Pavagada taluks in Tumkur district. Hon’ble Education Minister, Mr. B C Nagesh was part of the launch. SaiSure health mix, a nutritious supplement is a quick and scalable solution to address malnutrition. Formulated by Annapoorna Trust, it is designed to meet the macro and the micronutrients essential for healthy growth of the children. Certified by the FSSAI and manufactured in an FDA-approved facility, it has shown demonstrable positive results in children like weight gain, increased bone mass, healthy blood, improved immunity and cognitive abilities, backed with scientific data with studies.
Swami Japanandaji Maharaj, Founder and Chairman of Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama, Pavagada – Tumkur, addressed the gathering during the event and spoke about how a large number of children are suffering from malnutrition and SaiSure as the solution to combat malnutrition. Describing the health mix as tasty and nutritious powder, being provided to 1 million children in the country, he said there are further plans of distribution to all the children in the entire Tumkur district. Last year, Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama with the support of Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust took active part in providing SaiSure multi nutrient health mix to malnourished children in regions of Yadgir, Kalaburagi, Bellary & Raichur. Our country will progress well when our children grow in a healthy environment. He appreciated Annapoorna Trust for considering the welfare of the society as a whole and not just individual interests, and further assured support from Ramakrishna Ashram in all the future endeavours. He further added that positive support from the government has been a huge strength in this mission.
Hon’ble Minister, Mr. B C Nagesh expressed his gratitude for Annapoorna Trust for providing SaiSure health mix to combat malnutrition. He further appreciated the detailed observations undertaken by the Trust about children preferring SaiSure added to milk rather than consuming plain milk and said only with filled stomachs, the children could focus on their academics better. Generally, these kind of health mix available in the market are prepared for commercial purposes only. Annapoorna Trust has been serving free of cost to under privileged govt school children since many years. He also promised to consider providing SaiSure to all the children in the entire Tumkur district very shortly. There is also discussion with Govt for getting a premix prepared with SaiSure & milk powder. With student-centric education policies, he said, better quality education would lead to progress in society and totally agreed with Swami Japanandaji about keeping societal and national interests above individual interests. I offer my gratitude to Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust.
The event concluded with distribution of SaiSure to all the children assembled in the gathering.
Higher attendance, lower dropout rates, improved health parameters, marked increase in academic performance and attentiveness – and the list goes on by just introducing ‘Morning Nutrition’ for school going children. Setting a child on a proper course with good daily nutrition and the ability to attend and succeed in school is our collective social responsibility and one which will go a long way in nation-building. Our dream is to build a nation, where no child goes to school hungry ever!