This August on Indian Independence Day, the nation will complete its diamond jubilee of rebirth from the ashes of British rule.
Every year, on this day, Indians proudly pay tribute to our freedom fighters who fought so that we could enjoy a happier and more secure tomorrow.
But hidden in narrow crevices are many still devoid of basic necessities.
Some of them are even successors of those who bravely protected our land in the face of death seven decades ago. So, in addition to watching the tri-colour unfurl and singing Jana Gana Mana with pride, let’s help our unfortunate and disadvantaged people who deserve freedom from hunger.
Feed for freedom for hunger this Indian Independence Day
Millions of people across India are yet to realize their dream of independence. Families, women and girls face discrimination and struggle to access food, basic hygiene and education. The recent disasters like the floods and landslides made the problem severe by destroying all their previous efforts towards a better life.
On the brighter side, the better-off are increasingly becoming aware that India can achieve self-sufficiency only when the marginalized sections of society receive support until they are self-reliant. And hence, they are actively donating towards their welfare.
Many NGOs are also working day and night to collaborate with donors and elevate the conditions of underprivileged people. Akshaya Patra is one of such recognised NGOs that has been striving for 21 years to primarily support food and education of children.
Today, many children in India do not attend school but, work for a meagre income to support their families. As a result, it becomes a vicious cycle of insufficiency for their future generations.
To break the cycle, Akshaya Patra started to feed the needy children in Government and Government-aided schools through the midday meals programme to motivate children to attend school. Owing to its success, the Foundation is now known for implementing the world’s largest NGO-run school lunch programme.
As the NGO expanded, it began providing disaster relief, feeding homeless mothers, nursing mothers and people in distress as well.
All these initiatives are well-researched and in sync with the government’s vision for a developed India. Hence, it looks for continued support from its donors to help make the sustainable development goal 2 – Zero Hunger possible.
So, give back to society on this Indian Independence Day.
Feed the needy children with Akshaya Patra’s midday meal programme or support any of its initiatives this year to truly free Indians from the unending cycle of hunger and financial insufficiency.
Once again, Happy Independence Day!