COVID RELIEF Support – With Love & Gratitude from Mid Day Meal Cooks – Andra Pradesh
Annapoorna Trust in collaboration with ‘Rural India Supporting Trust’ (RIST) and ‘Partnerships For Change’ (PFC) has been reaching out to support GOVT MID DAY MEAL (MDM) COOKS.
As a part of this relief programme during Phase-I of the project, 500 MDM cooks in Andra Pradesh received 1 Month dry ration kits. Areas covered are Giddaluru, Bestavarupet, Addanki, Yerragondapalem & Markapur mandals in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh.
Second wave of covid has affected people of all walks of life as a surprise & has hit hard without much notice. Mid-day meal cooks were the ones who filled the stomach’s of children in Govt schools during regular times. So it was our responsibility & duty to first address their needs during this pandemic.
Details of the distribution is as below :
Formal inauguration of distribution of grocery kits took place on 09th June at Markapur mandal in Prakasam district in the presence of Education minister Adimulam Suresh of Andhra Pradesh Govt. MEO Anjaneyalu was also present along with headmasters & volunteers.
Adimulam Suresh garu spoke on the occasion highlighting the contribution to the society in the field of healthcare & education by Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust. In his own words, He offered his oblations at the Lotus Feet of Sadhguru Shri Madhusudan Sai for the services rendered at this remote place surrounded by forest like Yerragondapalem. He was thankful for Mr.Anand Kadali, Secretary, Annapoorna Trust, teacher Subramaniam garu & volunteers who were involved in making this program possible. He also highlighted the fact that, With Swami’s blessings we need to undertake many such activities, especially with regards to expansion of breakfast programme across the state of Andhra Pradesh so that lakhs of poor children are benefited & he is working hard towards clearance from the Govt end in provisioning groceries from the upcoming academic year.
On 14th June, MLA Nagarjuna Reddy of Markapur spoke during the occasion in Addanki mandal. He was appreciative of the fact that groceries was provided to needy mid day meal cooks inspite of the difficulties in terms of transportation & delivery in this time of pandemic. He was happy to note that more & more children are benefited by the free breakfast served at Govt schools. On the lines of expansion that has happened in Karnataka with regards to free breakfast at Govt schools, he was looking forward to support by all means possible from his end, to replicate the same model in Andra Pradesh. This event was lead by Sri Sarveswara Rao. Also attended by MDO Rajendra, MRO Prabhakar, MEO Tulasidas, Head master & teachers of school, volunteers.
In Giddalur, Racherla & Komarolu mandals , event was participated by Mandal education officer K.Venkateswarlu along with headmaster of school & volunteers.
Each kit consisting of 10kg of rice, 2kg of wheat flour, 1 kg of toor dal, 1kg channa dal, 1L cooking oil, 2kg of sugar, 1kg of salt, vermicelli, chilly powder, jeera, mustard and turmeric.
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