On 7th October, Annapoorna Trust launched the morning nutrition programme in Siddharth Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh.
The launch event was attended by the MLA of Bansi, Mr. Jai Pratap Singh, Mukhya Vikas Adhikari, Mr. Jayendra Kumar, and many other government officials. Annapoorna Trust was represented by Mr. Arvind Kumar – Regional Manager of the NCR region.
SaiSure Millet (Ragi) Multi Nutrient Health Mix with Jaggery will be provided on all 5 days a week to 1,772 schoolchildren from 6 government schools in Siddharth Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. The simple and humble finger millet (Ragi) 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. 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.
At the event, Mr. Jai Pratap Singh said, ‘Proper nutrition will lead to the cognitive development of the child and, in turn, result in overall personality development. This Millet health drink will eventually keep the children away from underdevelopment and make them intelligent.’
Annapoorna Trust now has its presence in 6 districts of Uttar Pradesh, namely Ayodhya, Ghaziabad, Bijnor, Noida, Lucknow, and now Siddharth Nagar, serving 7,489 government school children.
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The Trust looks forward to reaching out to many more children in the days to come in Uttar Pradesh and other North Indian states as well.