In 2001, the Supreme Court passed an order stating "A basic entitlement of every child in every Government and Government assisted Primary Schools with a prepared Mid-day Meal with a minimum content of 300 calories and 8–12 grams of protein each day of school for a minimum of 200 days"
The Mid-day Meal Scheme is a school meal programme of the Government of India designed to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide.
The roots of the programme can be traced back to the Pre-Independence era, when a Mid-day Meal Programme was introduced in 1925 in Madras Corporation by the British administration. The Government of India initiated the National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE) on 15th August 1995.
The Annamrita program is carried out in Government aided as well as non-aided Schools. In Government Aided schools, the Education Inspectors of The Education Department of the Government of Maharashtra allocate the schools. The same is approved by The Parent Teacher Association and the Management of these schools.
The facility is available only for schools that have secular policy for admissions. For primary section each meal provides 12 grams of protein and 450 cal energy and for secondary section each meal provides 20 grams of protein and 700 cal energy. The government provides the raw rice and a minimum cooking charge of Rs 3.50 per child, the remainder of the expenses are borne by ourselves.
We are only able to provide Mid Day Meals to Non Aided schools with donor support because Non aided schools are not covered under the Government of India, Mid Day Meal scheme. So non aided school meal project is completely managed and funded by Annamrita NGO through fundraising.
The objectives of the scheme are:
Improve the effectiveness of primary education by improving the nutritional status of children thereby reducing malnutrition.
Attract children from disadvantaged sections, especially girls from Dalits and Adivasi tribes to school, thereby increasing attendance, reducing dropout rates & promoting women empowerment through literacy.
Promote a feeling of oneness and secularism amongst various different religions and cultures.
A majority of the population in India is still unable to get at least one complete square meal a day. Annamrita has resolved to liberate the underprivileged children from the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy by serving them sanctified and nutritious Mid-Day meals. We aim to provide the children with satvik ahaar that helps them with the right nutrition in their formative years.
Nov 19, 2019
Saving the stressed
By Deepak Kumar Kabra - Manager
Ant-addiction Awareness and Value Empowerment Project" of ISKCON Kanpur is a project to serve the Youth Community by Empowering them with Values to overcome self-destructive practices like Addiction and facilitating their overall personality development by helping them in Career, Egoistic, Emotional, Intellectual and Physiological Needs. Started in 2011 this project has served over 30,000 students from educational institutes in major cities across India.
Every year Hundreds of Youths fall victim to Self Destructive Addictive Habits and suffer Stress and Depression which makes a Negative impact on their Personal lives, Relationships, Career and Social Contributions. A report says 9 out of 10 victims of intoxication get introduced to addiction in their Schools and Colleges.
In last 6 months we have done our activities in IIT K, IIT BHU, NIT A, IET L,AITH,CAJM ,and in all these colleges around 400 students took part in our exchange programs and in soft skills training.
We are also planning to have our next training session in feb and expeceted students are 400 to 500, and in that training session we will be teaching them regarding Group Discussion , and PIs.
Oct 15, 2019
ISKCON helps flood victims
By Deepak Kumar Kabra - Manager
ISKCON helps flood victims in Kerala For the past few weeks, Kerala has been constantly on the headlines for being under the grip of devastating floods. The following news report would throw light on the reason for the floods and how ISKCON is extending a helping hand in providing relief to the flood victims. Relief efforts from ISKCON Devotees from various ISKCON centres all over the Kerala sprang up immediately into action and arranged to deliver relief material, prasadam and volunteer help at the relief camps ISKCON Trivandrum: A truck carrying relief material for 5000 persons, 3000 litres of water, blankets and medicine left for Tiruvalla. A twelve member devotee team including doctors and a pharmacist accompanied the truck to the camp. ISKCON Cochin: Devotees prepared huge quantities of prasadam and distributed for flood victims at Swami Vivekananda Cultural society camp, Cochin. ISKCON Thrissur : Hare Krishna Satsang members at Ayyanthole distributed essential relief aids at various camps in Little Flower convent school campus , Vivekodayam school campus , Sree Keralavarama College campus and Nedupuzha Polytechnic school campus.