On 26th September 2023, Morning Nutrition Launch took place in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. 16 schools comprising of 1643 students would be the beneficiary of SaiSure Millet (Ragi) Multi Nutrient Health Mix with Jaggery. It is generally said as, Development does not reach the last mile, or the rural communities are deprived on the benefits which urban people get. This is step forward to enrich the rural government school children with proper nutrition during the beginning of the day.
Finger Millet popularly known as Ragi, has a very good nutritional profile, encompassing all the essential macronutrients – carbohydrates, fibres, fats, and proteins, along with noteworthy levels of key micronutrients – vitamins C and E, and minerals, to boost immune, skin, and hair health. Being a good source of natural calcium, Ragi strengthens bones in growing children. The health mix is easily prepared by boiling with water, along with jaggery. Jaggery, an excellent source of iron, calcium, and phosphorus, also adds to the nutritional value of the drink.
Event took place in the presence of Awanish Kumar Singh, Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, Organiser Chauhan along with mid-day meal department, block education officer from education department.
Awanish ji was happy for having introduced morning nutrition in his region. Basic Siksha Adhikari (BSA) have also welcomed the move by providing permission. Organiser Singh Chauhan told as, “They have been relentlessly working towards the development of the region. Providing morning nutrition to school children will aid physical and cognitive development.”
Arvind Kumar who is a regional manager at NCR region represented Annapoorna Trust. Dillip is Annapoorna Trust volunteer in the region co-ordinating the day-to-day operations. Annapoorna Trust looks forward to fulfilling the goal of Building Nation Through Nutrition.