Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust - Extends support to the Students of Government Schools
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust - Extends support to the Students of Government Schools (From class I to Class X) by providing ingredients of Ragi flour and Jaggery powder to be served as nutritious Ragi Malt.
With the Divine Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust has signed an MoU with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to feed the school students with Ragi Malt.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh's “Jagananna Gorumudda”, Mid-Day Meal (MDM) program is a flagship program at enhancing enrollment, retention, and attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional levels among children studying in Government schools.
It was observed that many students come to schools without having breakfast and stay hungry and attend classes till lunchtime, when the mid-day meal is served. Recently Govt of Andhra Pradesh proposed to provide Ragi Malt in the mornings to the school children. In this regard, the Government of Andhra Pradesh wrote to Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, Prasanthi Nilayam giving details about Ragi Java scheme as approved by Hon’ble Chief Minister.
Director, Mid Day Meals Scheme, Govt of Andhra Pradesh met the Managing Trustee and Trustees of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust on 11th January 2023 and presented the proposal in which the District Collector and the District Educational Officer of Sri Sathya Sai District were also present.
The Trust agreed to provide Ragi Flour and Jaggery Powder for making the nutritious healthy drink (Ragi Jawa) to be served in the schools in the morning sessions to about 38 Lakh students (3.8 million students) studying from Classes I to X in about 44,392 Schools spread in 679 mandals across 26 districts of Andhra Pradesh.
Incidentally, the Hon'ble PM spearheaded United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to declare the year 2023 to be the " International Year of Millets". The Government of AP is promoting RAGI (Finger Millet) as it has high nutritional value.
This mammoth task of providing Ragi Malt to the school-going Children in the entire state of Andhra Pradesh can be achieved only by the divine grace of our beloved Swami. This Seva shall steer the activities planned for Bhagawan's Centenary Celebrations amongst several other projects.