Raipur. Anil Agarwal Foundation (AAF) has launched a campaign to address the critical issues of hunger and malnutrition. The month of September is also celebrated as the National Nutrition Month, hence the campaign with its tagline, ‘If childhood asked khana khaya, to desh ka kal banaya’ highlights the importance of basic nutrition and propagates the need for holistic nutrition . Development of children in our country, nurturing their untapped potential and ensuring that they are not deprived of opportunities for development. The campaign represents the Foundation’s dedication to creating a better future for India’s coming generation by ensuring proper nutrition essential for the growth and development of children.
My father’s dream has been fulfilled – Chairman
Speaking at the launch of the campaign, Priya Agarwal Hebbar, Director, Vedanta Limited and Chairperson, Hindustan Zinc Limited, said, “This vision of my father is inspired by his life journey and childhood experiences of hunger and aims to ensure food security for every child. That stems from his thinking. The launch of this campaign is the beginning of a movement that will involve every citizen of India so that together we can give our future generations a fair chance to realize their dreams and take India to greater heights. . It is our unwavering belief that every child has his own potential, which needs to be nurtured. This is imperative not only for them but for the future of our country. Through Project Nand Ghar, we are making a positive impact on the children enrolled in our centres. However, much still needs to be done to help them realize their true potential. For this we have to start with eliminating hunger and nutritional deficiency.
29 thousand Anganwadis will be modernized
Through its flagship social project ‘Nand Ghar’, a collaborative project between Vedanta and the Government of India, AAP is contributing towards eliminating hunger and malnutrition across the country. Under this project, more than 29,000 Anganwadis are being developed and modernized across the country. Under this, so far 5,500 Anganwadis have been developed as Nand Ghars, where better opportunities are available for children and women as well as the entire society through holistic development opportunities. In line with the Government of India’s Poshan Abhiyan and the theme of this year’s Poshan Maah ‘Well-Nourished India, Literate India, Empowered India’, Nand Ghar continues its vision of addressing nutritional needs as well as supporting health, education and empowerment. Has become a true symbol.
Development of children’s daily nutrition
Nand Ghar has consistently shown its ability to transform the lives of communities at the grassroots level. Earlier this year, AF had launched a nutrition initiative to provide multi-millet nutri bars to pre-school children in Anganwadis, including Nand Ghars. Authored by Nutrihub, ICAR-IIMR (Indian Institute of Millets Research), these bars are rich in protein, fiber and antioxidants, which have not only improved children’s daily nutrient intake but also boost cognitive development and so on. And has reduced absenteeism in Anganwadis.