Morning Nutrition Program was launched at Kotapally in Mancherial district, Telangana on 18th October 2022. It was held in Kotapally Government High School and was attended by various officials and volunteers of the Trust along with the teachers and officials from the education department.
This free daily nutritional drink service would benefit 1042 students in 16 schools. They would be given “Ragi Cereals Health drink” every day. Ragi has a very good nutritional profile, encompassing all the essential macronutrients – carbohydrates, fibres, fats and proteins, along with noteworthy level of key micronutrients – vitamins and minerals. It has negligible levels of cholesterol and sodium, to promote heart wellness. In addition, ragi contains considerable quantities of vitamins C and E, to boost immune, skin and hair health. Being a good source of natural calcium, Ragi strengthens bones in growing children.
During the launch program, Sri Laxminarayana, the Headmaster of the school, expressed his gratitude in his speech toward the support extended by Annapoorna Trust and also expressed his willingness to provide steel glasses to his school children. From Annapoorna Trust, Mr. Anand Kadali, Trustee & Secretary of the Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust, and volunteers – Mr. T Raghuveer Singh, Mr. Battu Mallesham and Mr. P Murali, were present in the program. Mr. Anand Kadali spoke to the gathering about the nutrition, education and healthcare activities excuted through various projects. He said morning nutrition program has reached 10 lakh children and is ready to expand to 20 lakh children with the cooperation of all. He also explained about the One Rupee app (a digital initiative to harness community power for nation-building, a rupee a day!) to the audience present, after which some teachers downloaded the App immediately on their phones and contributed to their capacity. He further committed to bear the cost of renovation of the kitchen in the school, on behalf of the Trust and went on to gift a student who sat in a disciplined manner, with a t-shirt.
Thereafter, Mr Mallesham and Mr. Raghuveer Singh, regional co-ordinators in Kagaznagar & Mancherial districts, spoke on the service initiatives already taking place in Kagaznagar mandal of KB Asifabad district and expressed a great interest and delight to extend the same in Mancherial district. Mr. Sunil Deshpande, Tahsildar, expressed his happiness and appreciated the Trust members for providing this great service in the remote village. Sri K Bhaskar, MPDO Kotapally, appreciated the program and extended his support in all respects. Following this, Manthri Surekha – MPP and Mr. Anand Kadali served the nutritional drink to all the students.