The Annapoorna Breakfast Initiative is one of the flagship service initiatives launched by Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust to bridge the nutrition gap in the country, especially among the school going children from impoverished and rural backgrounds. With a bold and all encompassing motto – “Let no child go to school hungry ever!”. Annapoorna today serves breakfast to over 5,00,000 children daily in 17 states and 3 union territories. The results have been remarkable with fewer children dropouts from school, their academic performance has increased manifold, and malnutrition – a major deterrent has been kept at bay, improving the overall health of children. However, there is still much ground to cover.
During an event on Sep 29, 2019 held at Sri Sathya Sai Grama in Muddenahalli, the Annapoorna team announced in the presence of the Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand about the flagship Annapoorna breakfast program in Uttarakhand. The initiative in Uttarakhand was started by Sri Pradeep Batra, an MLA from the state, who was very inspired by the program when he saw it in action during his visit to Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli earlier. Annapoorna now serves 754 children from 8 Govt schools in Uttarakhand.
Smt Baby Raani Maurya is extremely sensitive towards Women empowerment & education of girl child. For the past 18 years she has worked towards the welfare of Backward & Underprivileged Women through Navachetana Jagriti Sanstha. Through the Seva Bharathi foundation, she participated to make girls aware of the importance of education & help destitute women become financially independent. Annapoorna takes this opportunity to thank the Governor Smt Baby Rani Maurya for her encouragement and seeks her support in growing the program in the state and making it sustainable.
It is to be noted that, Honourable Governor of Uttarakhand Smt. Baby Rani Maurya during her subsequent visit to Sri Sathya Sai Grama Muddenahalli during Dussehra on 25th October 2020 spoke about Annapoorna. She donated on her own of Rs.1 lakh towards the Trust to mark the launch of Saisure distribution with milk for poor children in Uttarakhand. She concluded the talk as, When children grow healthy, they can grasp the knowledge well. In turn they can either excel in music or dance or education or be a doctor or an engineer.
Honourable Governor of Uttarakhand state Smt. Baby Rani Maurya distributed the nutritious SaiSure health mix to 50 needy children from Bharti Seva Samiti on 16th January 2021. These children are from economically needy families. The children will be given SaiSure consistently on a monthly basis. During this event, tracksuits, masks & socks were also given to the children.