Nutritious food for Kids by Soubhagya Nirmalam Foundation (SNF)

Zero hunger- is one of the major sustainable development goals (SDG) for 2030 to achieve sustainability. The majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 per cent of the population is undernourished.

Ravi Pahuja 09-Dec-2019

Ramditti J. R. Narang Deepalaya Learning Centre is working primarily in the education sector for underprivileged kids, coming from nearby ‘Kabari Basti’ and Jagdamba camp area. These kids have limited access to nutritious food. Importance of healthy food for growing kids is immense. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.  However, this knowledge is limited among the community people as consumption of cheap junk food is on the rise. That’s why Deepalaya conducts awareness sessions with the mothers of these kids from time to time.

Good news is that our well-wisher and sponsor Soubhagya Nirmalam Foundation (SNF) came forward to provide nutritious refreshments to these children. Food Distribution Scheme by SNF started almost two years back after a meeting between the members of Deepalaya – Mr A.J. Philip (Secretary & CE of Deepalaya), Dr. (Mrs.) Sangita Sen (Headmistress, RJRND), Mrs Asha Narang (on behalf of Ramditti J R Narang Trust) and the members as well as trustees of SNF (Mrs. P. Santha Devi, Dr A. Kamala Devi, Mrs M. Akhilandeswari, late Mrs Gulati and Dr Faye Farmer). The founder father of this organization late Sri Nirmalam (Ajjarapu Venkata Rao) worked as a superintendent in CTRI, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh.

This foundation has been set up to pursue certain objectives including girl’s education for which late Sri Nirmalam lived and worked for in the period 1918-1991. He always advocated that every person should contribute to society. He authored many books, mainly to inculcate moral values among the readers. Mrs Shanta Sastri and Dr Faye Farmer of SNF are actively involved in providing nutritious food (bread, milk, fruits, biscuits etc) frequently among the girls of the basic remedial unit of RJRND. Additionally, they also have regular health care programme for students, at the Balananda Health Clinic (a unit from SNF inside RJRND).

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