7th April of every year is celebrated as World Health Day to ensure good health of everybody around the world. Many NGOs work for the betterment of people and children living in challenging socio-economic conditions. Donations made towards The Akshaya Patra Foundation provides healthy and wholesome mid-day meals to children on all school days along with making you eligible for tax deduction.
Flashback to a few years before the year 1948
The whole world was concerned about vector-borne diseases spreading in large numbers. More than half the world’s population was at the risk of diseases like malaria, dengue, yellow fever that continued to impact the world’s poor population. In the year 1948, The World Health Organization (WHO) was formed.
Year: 1950; Geneva
A World Health Assembly was held for the first time in the history of mankind with 61 Nations who had agreed to sign the charter of WHO. The assembly decided that 7th April would be celebrated as World Health Day to commemorate the date in which the WHO constitution had officially come into force in 1948.
Back to 2020
Today, we may not have many fatalities due to vector-borne disease, they are under check since today’s generation is a little more conscious and aware about the importance of maintaining cleanliness, hygiene and health.Thanks to many NGOs in India and around the world that constantly work in either educating people, providing facilities to maintain hygiene or to provide meals that helps them stay healthy.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one such non-profit organisation that works towards the cause ‘Food for Education’ of children who study in Government and Government-aided schools. It started feeding children in the year 2000 and has been relentlessly serving healthy mid-day meals by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Programme.On this World Health Day celebrated on 7th April 2020, let us pledge to donate to NGO’s like Akshaya Patra that works towards improving overall health of children who hail from socio-economically challenging backgrounds.
Benefits of your donation towards Akshaya Patra
Your contribution of ₹1100 ensures that a child is served with healthy and nutritious meals for an entire academic year. The benefits of making contributions towards Akshaya Patra are:
• Help in physical and cognitive development of children.
• Increase in number of children attending school.
• Helps in reducing the school drop-out rates.
• Improves nutritional levels in children consuming mid-day meals.
• Helps children in graduating from school and step towards their dreams.
• A sense of joy and satisfaction for having contributed towards the betterment of children
• Makes you eligible to receive tax deductions and your tax exempted deductions provide wholesome meals like roti, dal, rice, sambar and sabji and much more to school children.
Your donations significantly turn around lives of children for the better. So, on this World Health Day, how many lives will you change?
Support generously towards enhancing lives of children!