On 30th May 2023, Annapoorna Trust distributed SaiSure Millet Health mix (Ragi with Jaggery) to 300 sanitation workers working in Metpally Municipality. The distribution was done in the presence of honourable MLA Mr. Vidyasagar Rao of Korutla constituency. 23rd Ward Councillor Mr. Buchi Reddy and Municipal Chairperson Ms. Sujatha were instrumental in making this distribution happen.
As a prelude to this event, Mr. Vidyasagar Rao launched morning nutrition in the 96th school in ZPHS Korutla, coinciding with the 96th Birthday of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. On that day, he had made an appeal to expand morning nutrition in all four mandals in his constituency. Within a span of 2 months, i.e., by Jan 2023, Annapoorna Trust came forward to serve 200 schools benefiting more than 20,000 children with the able coordination and support from the local administration and education department.
The simple and humble finger millet is a superfood that offers a bounty of nutritional benefits encompassing all the essential macronutrients – carbohydrates, fibres, fats, and proteins, along with a noteworthy level of key micronutrients – vitamins and minerals. Being a good source of natural calcium, ragi strengthens bones in growing children.
Mr. Srikanth Vooturi – Regional co-ordinator of Telangana state, expressed his happiness for being given an opportunity to serve the sanitation workers.
Mr. Komariah – Headmaster at MPPS Anantharam village, Jagtial district, stated that the children are relishing and enjoying the ragi drink every morning in the government schools. He further said that they all wished the municipal workers of this taluk also get healthier by this intervention.
Regular inclusion of healthy food like millet can abate a lot of deficiencies in the body and bring in a healthier lifestyle among adults and children alike. A good and healthy living is the need of the hour!