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Now, Karnataka’s every government school-going child is guaranteed morning nutrition through the Annapoorna Nutrition Programme

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Now, Karnataka’s every government school-going child is guaranteed morning nutrition through the Annapoorna Nutrition Programme

Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Siddaramaiah joined hands with Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai, a young humanitarian and visionary to launch the state-wide Annapoorna Morning Nutrition Programme in all government schools.

26 February 2024, Bengaluru:  At Vidhan Soudha, a state-wide launch of the Annapoorna Morning Nutrition Programme took place in the presence of the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka – Sri Siddaramaiah. This nutrition programme is the brainchild of Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai, with the motto – ‘Let no child go to school hungry ever!’ Karnataka has been the hub of Annapoorna’s services for the past nine years, and what started with just feeding 50 children in Karnataka, growing in phases to about 3,62,243 children across 5,085 schools, has today whizzed through the whole of Karnataka embracing under its loving care an additional 55 lakh children to 53,619 schools. 

With this, almost all the government school-going children in Karnataka will receive their morning nutrition through a unique multi-nutrient supplement, ‘SaiSure’, specially customised for children. A ragi-variant or a malt-variant of SaiSure will be supplied to all the government schools by Annapoorna, and all it takes is to mix the SaiSure Health Mix along with the milk that is given to all children by Karnataka’s Ksheera Bhagya Programme. SaiSure can also be partaken with jaggery and water. 

The farming community of Karnataka is also benefitting in a big way as Annapoorna purchases organically-grown ragi millet through the Subhiksha Organic Farmers’ Multi-State Cooperative Society Ltd, which offers a seamless transaction from farmers to consumers, thereby compensating the farmers fairly enough for their livelihood, much above MSP. 

Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust, in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka, Karnataka Milk Federation and the Department of Primary and Secondary Education made this launch a successful one. The event was also graced by important dignitaries from the Government of Karnataka like Sri Madhu Bangarappa – Minister of Primary & Secondary Education, Sri K H Muniyappa – Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Dr Shalini Rajneesh – IAS Officer, Sri Ritesh Kumar Singh – IAS & Principal Secretary, and Sri T B Jayachandra – Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. 

Annapoorna Morning Nutrition Programme is today India’s largest one for morning nutrition, as it serves 90 lakh children throughout India, in 25 States and 5 Union Territories.

The Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka said in his speech, “Since 2013, the Karnataka government’s Ksheera Bhagya initiative has supplied milk to government school-going children five days a week. A budget of about INR 731 crores has also been approved for this programme this year. By launching SaiSure, which addresses nutritional 

inadequacies, prevents anaemia, and promotes children’s holistic development, Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust has added even more value to our efforts. I would like to thank the Trust on behalf of the Government and all the beneficiaries for this fantastic initiative.”

Sri Madhusudan Sai in his address remarked, “I wish for the happiness and welfare of all. Alongside Ksheera Bhagya and Anna Bhagya, today ‘SaiSure Bhagya’ is also reaching students. Just as children are divine, farmers are also Gods as it is they who feed the nation. Through SaiSure, ragi millets are being sourced directly from farmers at good rates thereby ensuring their well-being and sustainability.” 

About Sri Madhusudan Sai Global Humanitarian Mission

With the motto ‘One World One Family’, Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai, a visionary and a humanitarian spearheads a unique global mission across 32 Countries. Since 2011, Sri Madhusudan Sai has established institutes of excellence in Education, Healthcare, Nutrition and Spirituality across the world. 

The most noteworthy achievements of Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai over the last 11 years are:

  • Runs India’s Largest Morning Nutrition Programme
  • Established India’s First Completely Free of Cost Chain of Schools and a University
  • Established India’s First Free Private Rural Medical College
  • Runs the World’s Largest Chain of Paediatric Cardiac Hospitals Completely Free of Cost

Nutrition: 

Annapoorna Morning Nutrition Programme (Since 2015): Serving 9 million school-going children across 106,471 schools in 25 States and 5 Union Territories in India, and 5 countries overseas. 

Feed the World – Over 5 million meals served to the homeless across 15 countries

Education: 

A Completely Free of Cost System of Values-Based Education to produce dedicated servants of the society

  • Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Gurukulam Group of Institutions (Since 1973)
  • Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence (Since 2018)
  • Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research – India’s First Free Private Rural Medical College (Since September 2023)
  • 27 educational campuses in India, 2 campuses overseas (in Nigeria and Australia)
  • 20 districts in Karnataka, one district in Telangana, one district in Tamil Nadu
  • 5,000 boys and girls 
  • Grade 6 to Doctorate Studies
  • Completely Free of Cost Medical Education

Healthcare:

  • Twelve Uni-Speciality Hospitals (10 in India, one in Fiji, one in Sri Lanka)
  • Three Multi-Speciality Hospitals (One in India, Two in Nigeria)
  • A medical centre at Clarksdale in USA
  • Fifteen Primary Care Wellness Centres in India
  • Mobile Hospital Service in Eastern India
  • India First Free Teaching Hospital

Over 29,000 little hearts suffering from congenital heart disease saved

12 Centres for Human Development in 11 countries have also been established to work towards the welfare and well-being of all as one global family.

For more info – https://srimadhusudansai.com/

About Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust:

Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust, a charitable Trust, which was established in the year 2015, is headquartered at Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapur District of Karnataka. 

Working for ‘eradicating hidden hunger’, alongside ensuring that children receive the most important meal of the day when the school begins, Annapoorna Morning Nutrition Programme has been making strides to reach as many children, for not just satisfying their hunger, but also fulfilling their micro-nutrient needs every day. 

The Trust works in the areas of Vidya (Education), Vaidya (Healthcare), and Vaari (Clean Drinking Water) for government school children in addition to nutrition.  

For more info – https://annapoorna.org.in/

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