The “annamrita program” is carried out in Government aided and non-aided Schools. The Education Inspectors of The Education Department of the Government of Maharashtra allocate the schools. The same is approved by The Parent Teacher Association and the Management of these schools.
The facility is available only for schools that have secular policy for admissions. For primary section each meal provides 12 grams of protein and 450 cal energy and for secondary section each meal provides 20 grams of protein and 700 cal energy. The government provides the raw rice and a minimum cooking charge of Rs 3.50 per child, the remainder of the expenses are borne by ourselves.
The objectives of the scheme are:
- Improve the effectiveness of primary education by improving the nutritional status of children thereby reducing malnutrition.
- Attract children from disadvantaged sections, especially girls from Dalits and Adivasi tribes to school, thereby increasing attendance, reducing dropout rates & promoting women empowerment through literacy.
- Promote a feeling of oneness and secularism amongst various different religions and cultures.
A majority of the population in India is still unable to get at least one complete square meal a day. Annamrita has resolved to liberate the underprivileged children from the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy by serving them sanctified and nutritious Mid-Day meals. We aim to provide the children with satvik ahaar that helps them with the right nutrition in their formative years. As of now, Annamrita serves approximately 1.2 Million Mid-Day Meals every day to underprivileged children from our 20 centres across 7 states of India