On 12th June 2023, SaiSure Multi Nutrient Health mix morning nutrition program was launched for 4 government schools benefiting around 500 children at Gauribidanur taluk, Chikkaballapur district by Annapoorna trust in collaboration with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). The children will be served for all 5 working days of the week.
NSIL is a Public Sector Undertaking of the Government of India and the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is responsible for producing, assembling, and integrating the launch vehicle with the help of industry consortium. NSIL addresses the concerns of social, economic, and environmental well-being of the society through its CSR initiatives in the areas of education, sports, healthcare, skill development, sanitation, sustainable development, disaster management support, and social justice & empowerment.
The NSIL team, led by Ms. Deepali (HR) and Mr. Geetesh Gupta (CSR), attended the inaugural function. The 4 schools, Namgonglu GHPS, Minakangurki GHPS, Venkatapura GHPS, and Guttenahalli GHPS, with around 500 children, will receive morning nutrition which is sponsored by NSIL for the entire academic year 2023-24.
SaiSure Multi Nutrient Health mix is a malt-based composition for pregnant women, toddlers, pre-school, and school children. It meets the protein, vitamin, and mineral requirements and is designed to meet 50% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of most of the Micro-Nutrients. It is distributed in two flavours – Vanilla and Chocolate and is very much relished by the children.
From the education department, Mr. Rangareddy – Block Resource Person (BRC) Gauribidanur taluk, Cluster Resource Person (CRP), along with HM of Namgonglu GHPS, and teachers participated in this memorable event. Mr. Santosh Allath – National Manager, Mr. Krishna Reddy, and Mr. Manjunath TS – both Executive operations of Karnataka, represented Annapoorna Trust. The arrangements made by Mr. Krishna Reddy and Mr. Manjunath TS for the event were laudable.
Mr. Santosh Allath spoke about the importance of morning nutrition in children and explained that besides increasing metabolism, energizing body & mind, and building immunity, it has resulted in improvements in enrolments, punctuality, mental focus, academic performance, and health profile of the child, besides motivating the teachers who were previously teaching to empty stomachs from the early hours in the morning. He further elaborated on the Trust’s 3S working methodology involving Sarkāra (Government), Samāja (Society and individuals at large), and Saṃsthā (Good Institutions), working hand-in-hand to tackle the vexing problem of malnutrition in our country.
The NSIL team interacted with the children and played general knowledge quizzes with the children and also discussed about the importance of life and good health. After the visit to the schools, the team had a campus tour of Sathya Sai Grama, encompassing our Hospitals, Educational Blocks, SaiSure Nutritions Nutraceutical Manufacturing Unit, and the Ghoshala. Finally, by the end of a well-spent day, they met the secretary of Annapoorna Trust – Mr. Anand Kadali and had fruitful discussions.
As Mother Teresa said, ‘Together we can do great things,’ Annapoorna Trust expresses its gratitude to NSIL for working together towards this noble cause of Building Nation through Nutrition.