On 08 August 2021, Sri Sathya Annapoorna Trust launched SaiSure Multinutrient Health Mix for MAM (Moderately Acute Mal-nutrition) children at Zilla Panchayat High school, Indiranagar, Siddipet district, Telangana. The trust joined hands with ‘Persistent Foundation’, ‘The Dukes India’, ‘Save The Hearts Foundation’ & the Telangana Government which is a perfect example of Sarkara – Government, Sanstha – Service institutions, and Samaja – Society at large, joining hands for a noble cause.
SaiSure is designed specifically to meet the requirements of macronutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fats and micronutrients like minerals, vitamins required for a growing child. According to Global nutrition report 2020, one of the key objectives of pro-equity, nutrition-sensitive food policies is to improve the affordability of nutrient-rich foods to the poor. All these services, which would have otherwise been expensive for the needy children’s families, are rendered to the beneficiaries free of charge. SaiSure is designed to meet 50% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of most of the Micronutrients.
4800 MAM children below the age group of six who are undernourished are identified as part of the programme to increase their immunity & resistance to infections across Chinnakoduru, Nanganur, Narayanraopet Mandals, Siddipet Urban & Rural in Siddipet district. During the current pandemic situation, in order to protect our children from an expected third wave, this nutrition intervention program will continue for 3 months for its effectiveness. It also aims to reduce the malnourishment among MAM children.
Annapoorna believes in longer sustainability of the programme by collaborating with Panchayat, Self Help Groups and Government Bodies. As part of the launch on this day, around 270 MAM children were provided SaiSure Health mix. This event took place in the presence of Shri T Harish Rao – Finance minister – Govt of Telangana, Smt. Kavitha Alakunta – Local Ward Councillor Siddipet, Dr Anand Agarwal – Chairman of Save The Young Hearts Foundation, Shri Suresh Babu – Managing Director of Sailotech company, Shri Ramamurthy – Annapoorna Telangana State in-charge, Shri Pradeep Kumar – Annapoorna Telangana co-ordinator, Shri Ramprasad – Annapoorna District in charge, Siddipet, Shri Joji – Annapoorna District operations in charge along with other dignitaries.
It is to be noted that, to study the effects of SaiSure Health mix on MAM children, a haemoglobin test was conducted on children prior to the launch Likewise, post 3 months these tests would be conducted again on them to observe the efficacy of SaiSure on their health.
Shri Ramamurthy, Annapoorna, Telangana State in-charge spoke about variants available in SaiSure for toddlers, preschool children (Anganwadi), pregnant women & for children above the age of six, which are currently being served in states like Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh. He even explained to the audience ways of consuming SaiSure Health mix. He expressed his happiness for the SaiSure launch which happened in his home state, Telangana. He finally thanked the finance minister, Shri T Harish Rao for the support in making this programme successful.
Finance minister, Shri T Harish Rao expressing his gratitude, spoke on the occasion, “Firstly I thank Swami for aiding the children in Siddipet constituency. Apart from this SaiSure Health mix distribution, Annapoorna Trust has been at the forefront during these covid times distributing food & ration kits as well. Upon my personal request, Shri Ramamurthy took the initiative to get SaiSure launched for 4800 MAM children in Siddipet district. This has only been possible because of the trust & confidence the Trust has on me and our people in Siddipet. Lastly, I thank wholeheartedly for the service initiatives undertaken.”