On 9th October 2023, Annapoorna Trust launched the Morning Nutrition programme at GMS Rajapur Government School in Depalpur town of Indore district for about 4,450 children across 20 schools.
The children will be provided with SaiSure Millet (Ragi) Multi Nutrient Health Mix with Jaggery for six days a week.
SaiSure Millet (Ragi) Multi Nutrient variant, prepared in the Trust’s very own SaiSure Nutraceutical Manufacturing facility, is served to government school-going children in Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh. 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 C and E, and minerals. Being a good source of natural calcium, Ragi strengthens bones in growing children. Akin to the SaiSure Malt Multi Nutrient health mix, essential micro and macronutrients are added to the SaiSure Ragi variant, making it a complete, wholesome meal. To satisfy the local palates of children, it is prepared in cardamom and cinnamon flavours. The cooks need to just mix this Ragi Cereals health mix in the boiling water along with jaggery to give the sweet taste. Easy to prepare and tasty to drink, this health mix has received positive feedback from teachers, cooks, and children.
Mr. Santosh Allath – National Manager Govt. Alliances represented Annapoorna Trust and Mr. Manish – Assistant District Project Coordinator and Regional Block Coordinator, were present at the launch event.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Santosh Allath spoke about the importance of SaiSure Millet (Ragi) Multi Nutrient Health Mix on the health of growing children. He also mentioned the fast-paced expansion of the Annapoorna Morning Nutrition program in 23 States and 5 Union Territories benefiting over 3 million government school-going children across the country. Pointing out that the project started as a pilot program in 4 blocks – Samver, Indore Rural, Depalpur, and Mhow of Indore district, he spoke about the proposal of expanding this program to other blocks of Indore district, reaching out to nearly 59,000 children.
Mr. Manish, in his speech, encouraged the children to drink the nutritious and tasty SaiSure every day. He further explained that it would help in their physical and cognitive development.
Children are the future of our nation, and it is our responsibility to give each one of them an equal opportunity to fully grow into healthy and happy adults, wholly developed in body, mind and spirit.