Thursday, 14 November 2013
Every year 14 November is observed as Children’s Day. It is the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Jawaharlal Nehru was very fond of children and he saw the future of the country in the hands of the children. Children’s Day is generally celebrated by narrating stories of Nehru and also by having functions at school. This day is also observed as a National Holiday for schools and colleges.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation gives you an opportunity to celebrate Children’s Day in a more meaningful and constructive way. Akshaya Patra is an Indian NGO that implements the mid day meal programme in Government schools. This Indian NGO aims at making this initiative more than just a free school lunch programme. Hence, it aims towards providing ‘unlimited food for education’.
The vision of this Indian NGO states that- “No child in India shall be deprived of education because hunger”. This reinstates the Foundation’s approach of dealing with hunger and illiteracy among the children in India. Over the service of 13 long years, Akshaya Patra realised the potential of the one wholesome meal among the children of Government schools. Thus, even after feeding 1.3 million children, it aims at feeding 5 million children in India.
The Foundation receives support from the Government of India and the States Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. This Indian NGO also receives support from both corporate and individual donors along with the volunteers. On this Children’s Day you can really make a difference to the lives of many children by your charitable donation this Foundation.
Akshaya Patra gives you an opportunity to double the impact of the mid-day meal programme through various ways. As an individual you can either choose to be a donor, volunteer, blogger or you can also choose to spread awareness about this Indian NGO through social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter etc. You can also promote the many videos this Indian NGO has published in YouTube.
As a Corporate contributor, your organization can either choose to donate delivery vans, kitchen equipments, or also to choose to sponsor a school. As a Corporate you can also choose to hold fundraising events for this Indian NGO. A visit to the website of Akshaya Patra will give you many different ways to celebrate Children’s Day in a constructive and empowering way.
Choose Akshaya Patra this Children’s Day for your charitable donation towards feed the children in India. Your contribution will enable this Indian NGO to reach out to newer locations and feed many more millions of children. Choose to make a difference this Children’s Day by contributing towards bettering the lives of those children who are waiting for your support to turn their dreams into reality. The impact of the mid day meal programme has been seen in the areas of:
I. eliminating classroom hunger
II. increasing enrolment and regular attendance
III. increasing attention during class hours
IV. increasing social equity
V. reducing dropout rate
This Children’s Day, choose to be a part of this highly impactful programme by engaging yourself in the volunteering and charitable activities made available by Akshaya Patra.