COVID RELIEF Support – With Love & Gratitude from Mid Day Meal Cooks – Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka
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 over 2500 MDM cooks in Chikkaballpaur district will receive 1 Month dry ration kits. Phase I comprising of 1600 kits is completed during 2nd & 3rd week of June 2021 & areas covered are Chikkaballapura, Sidlaghatta, Gudibande & Chintamani taluks. Phase II would be covering remaining taluks & villages in Bagepalli & Gowribidanur.
Second wave of covid has hit the common people hard. There were hardly anyone approaching the mid-day meal cooks whose means of daily living were affected with no work or salary in hand.
In Phase 1 of the Project, 1568 Mid Day Meal Cooks were distributed Grocery Kits in Chikkaballapur District comprising of the Taluks Chikkaballapura, Sidlaghatta, Gudibande and Chintamani with numbers as depicted in the below table:
In the words of Murali S who is a cluster resource person at Poshettahalli, was grateful for the timely help done at this time of pandemic with good quality food grains.
Seenin Sultana who is Head mistress at GULPS school was appreciative of the fact that at this difficult time Sri Satya Sai Annapoorna Trust have come forward to assist us. She conveyed heartfelt gratitude to all of us.
Smt Umadevi who is assistant cook at Govt higher primary school, Poshetahalli narrated the difficulties they are undergoing during this second wave. At one side schools are closed due to which there is no work or salary & at the other end there is no one calling us for any sort of work to make our ends meet. On behalf of the midday meal cooks she thanked whole heartedly for the service rendered at this crucial time.
Shiva Kumar D R, teacher at Govt lower primary school, Nelamaneparthi stating that people are really shattered in this time & not getting any sort of menial job as well to meets their ends meet. School staff & management are very much thankful for the help rendered to mid-day meal cooks in the form of dry ration kits.
Sister Udaya Bharathi, Head Mistress & manager of St.Joseph’s convent girls high school was very much happy & thankful on knowing that dry ration kits will be given to mid-day meal cooks who are not much thought about & being in the lower strata of society getting average income.
Lakshmi Devamma, Head mistress, Vapsandra school stating that cooks were frequently asking if any donor or society has come up to help them. Mid-day meal cooks & assistant staff were very much delighted upon hearing this news itself of them getting dry ration kits.
In the words of Prabhakar V, Cluster resource person at Devaramalur : As told by our elders “Instead of hundreds of beautiful faces, one beautiful mind who would take care & alleviate pain is worthwhile”. This is a laudable work rendered & accomplished by Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna trust by providing one month equivalent of dry ration kit for Akshara Dasoha & assistant cooks. He even thanked the trust on behalf of education dept & even came forward to render assistance for efficient execution in any of the future endeavors of the trust.
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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