Friday 14 November 2014

Blog To Feed A Child - I

Poverty has its repercussions and a direct impact on hunger & education.
It is sad that millions of children have to choose between hunger and education everyday.

Attending school ought to be every child’s right.  However, the Right To Education & attending school is the privilege of a few lucky children.

Why can’t we ensure every kid is ‘lucky’ this way? 
Is it so tough to ensure that every child gets even one square meal a day?

For a majority, attending school entails missing out on a major part of the day & hence missing to contribute to the family-income. Tiny hands happen to be the helping-hands and support system that need to be “employed” to help sustain their family. Their parents have no option as they too are driven by basic necessities like hunger…
Peyt ka sawaal hai’(It’s a question of the stomach).
Hunger can drive people to any extent. They can indulge in anti-social activities & crimes even to satisfy their hunger. 

While hunger & being compelled to work to contribute to the income, can be a demotivating factor, hunger can also be a motivating factor when it’s employed gainfully for education. 

Imagine a school where there’s free and wholesome food available for kids.
Children learn and also get to earn good food- get to eat healthy food & satisfy their hunger.
It’s a win-win situation.

Parents dream of the best for their kids - better health, environment & secure future for their kids. 
Parents love when their kids get good quality nutritious food to eat and also get well-educated.

Thankfully, dreams become reality with organizations like Akshaya Patra that provide mid-day meals in schools and end classroom hunger.
I believe- Individual efforts can join in together to give a big push through collective force.

Blog to Feed a child!

How we can help:

We can all make a big difference by-

  • Supporting the cause of organizations like Akshaya Patra
  • Participating in own company’s CSR activities
  • Contributing monetarily.  
  • Spending resources like time & effort
  • Raising awareness by personal interaction
  • Writing blog posts. We can Write To Make Things Right
  • Sharing information on print media & social media

Feeding children, ending classroom hunger and providing education to children in India are achievable goals if we all unitedly contribute for this noble cause. 

The idea is to actively share-

Let us inform and make everyone aware.

Note- Drops of water make an ocean-

Can address hunger & provide education.

Change lives with planning & implementation.

Change the situation with ready solution...

After all, our country’s future is at stake.

Won’t we contribute for our nation’s sake?

This is my first blog post as a part of my & BlogAdda’s Bloggers Social Responsibility. 
My other posts:
Blog To Feed A Child - II
Blog To Feed a Child - III
The Little Santa 
Thanks a lot, Blogadda & Akshaya Patra, for this noble cause & great opportunity.


I am going to #BlogToFeedAChild with Akshaya Patra and BlogAdda.

"Blog to Feed a Child”
For every blog post we write, BlogAdda will sponsor meals for an Akshaya Patra beneficiary for an entire year, as a part of their Bloggers Social Responsibility.

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  1. Interesting. I have been a spot feminist types and also been visiting and helping orphanage in my native. Thanks to your post, as I noticed, I shall now donate and do my bit to Akshaya Patra too.

    1. Lovely to hear from you, Sushma. Welcome to my Blog!
      Really glad that you too will chip in for this noble cause. Together, we all can make a huge difference...
      Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Sad but true reality. An extra mouth is not looked as a social responsibility that needs to be looked after, but two hands that can bring in more money

    1. True Rajesh. Thanks for sharing.
      Unfortunate that tiny hands are "employed" for jobs, while they ought to be getting good facilities...

  3. Sad that for Peth ka sawaal, childhood is robbed when they should be in classroom. Liked your suggestions.

    1. True Vishal. It's peyt ka sawaal...
      Thanks for your appreciation :)

  4. Anita its good to see popular bloggers like you to write on this subject. Being from a NGO sector it gives me immense pleasure when mainstream people talk about these social issues and doesn't just leave it on professionals. Thanks.

    Dropping in from Indiblogger. We love our guests at The Sinhas at No 302, visit sometime :)

    1. Delighted to hear from you. Yes, this is our responsibility.
      I loved being a part of this noble initiative thanks to BlogAdda & Akshaya Patra.
      Thanks for your nice words & your maiden visit & comment.

      Yes, I did visit your Blog. Very impressive :)

  5. Good, practical suggestions! All or some of them can be followed by almost everybody. It is true that we can find and successfully implement solutions to such issues if we all work together.


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