Every child is special and deserves to be happy. A happy child makes a happy world. One of the most important factors which play a great role in the happiness of the child is Health. A child can be healthy if he gets adequate nutrition. According to the world Bank report, India is one of the highest ranking countries in the world for the number of children suffering from malnutrition. The prevalence of underweight children in India is among the highest in the world,
One of the main reasons is the increase in population and inequality in income.
One can eradicate the problem of child hunger by proper political assistance, through various campaigns, education and increase in equality in incomes.
Every child is an asset to our nation. A healthy and happy child can create wonders and helps in development of the country.The brain of a healthy child functions properly which would help him/her in the future progress.
he Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bangalore, India. The organisation strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the Government schools and Government aided schools, Akshaya Patra aims to fight not only hunger but also to bring children to school.
kshaya Patra reaches out to 1.4 million children every day of school and is committed to its mission of reaching 5 million children by 2020. The organisation serves in Government and Government aided schools across India, mainly targeting children from economically disadvantaged households. With array of nutritious food on the menu, many children get attracted to school, enrol themselves and attend school regularly. For many children, who’d have to work for a square meal every day, the food comes as a boon not only because they can satiate their hunger but also because they get an opportunity to access education.
According to the recent study:
· Increased enrolment in schools