Relive the days of your childhood. During this season, recollect the beautiful rangolis that would decorate the entrance of our homes; remember competing with your friends in the neighbourhood, to check whose kites flew higher in the sky? The whiff of mixed smells of sweet, sour and snacks would leave us drooling for the feast.
During the times of our ancestors, farmers tilled their land, sowed seeds, watered the plants and then harvested the fully-grown crops. This would provide a great amount of yield and some quantity of the fresh yield would be used to cook meals at farmers’ homes. It was the harvest of a new season, which meant the beginning of New Year! This also was the time of joy and celebration!
Makar Sankranti is celebrated across different states of India and is known by various names – Suggi, Pongal, Magha Saaji, Lohri, Uttarayan, Magh Bihu and many more.
Let us celebrate this season by sharing our happiness with children who come from challenging backgrounds. The age-old tradition of giving is still prevalent across all parts of India. So, this season, carry the tradition forward. Expand the warmth of this season to children who need it. Donate, because tiny hearts should eat nutritious food to grow.
How can you make a difference?
Celebrate this Makar Sankranti with 1.8 million beneficiaries of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. This NGO in India feeds children with mid-day meals on all school days of the year thereby progressing towards its vision “No child shall be deprived of education because of hunger”.
Akshaya Patra has concentrated all its efforts into providing mid-day meals to school children on every day of school. It aims at providing wholesome and healthy food so that school children get the right amount of nutrition required for their overall development. As of today, it is present across 12 States and 2 Union Territories of India. It has 51 kitchens that serve freshly cooked, locally palatable wholesome meals to 1.8 million children.
Akshaya Patra is a registered NGO, so all your generous contributions towards school meals of children qualify as tax deductible donations under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.
Let this harvest season bring in joy to children’s lives like the way kites brought joys into ours.
May this year’s harvest be served on the plates of children!
Soar above the rest with your donations!