FLY

Organized Event- “Fly”in another Anganwadi school in Manipal. It was a pain to see that they did not have any basic needs that an Anganwadi should run.
Among 30 children normally attending Anganwadi, only 10 – 15 would be present as they had come from such families were alcohol abuse was the main concern among the fathers with broken families.
We reached few of those families motivated them that alcohol abuse is a disease which should be treated with the right method. Explained the ill effects of alcohol on the body as well as detoxification methods.
Motivated parents to send their children and provide them basic child care, protection and nutrition.
We concluded the event by providing black board, toys and mats to the centre and clothes to the Anganwadi workers .Addressed several concerns about the workers as well.

मिशन मीरा के तहत महिला द्वारा महिलाओं के लिए उदयपुर में ई-रिक्शा

Mission Meera

श्रीनाथजी सेवा संस्थान की ओर से मिशन मीरा के तहत उदयपुर, राजस्थान में महिलाओं को ई-रिक्षा का परीक्षण दिया जा रहा है. ताकि महिलाऐं आत्म निर्भर होकर आर्थिक रूप से सक्षम हो सके.

श्रीनाथजी सेवा संस्थान और प्रादेशिक परिवहन विभाग द्वारा उदयपुर में मिशन मीरा प्रोजेक्ट की शुरुआत की गई. मिशन मीरा का मुख्य उद्देश्य महिलाओं द्वारा महिलाओं की सुरक्षा करना है. मिशन मीरा के तहत महिओलाओं को ई-ऑटोरिक्शा प्रदान किया जायेगा.

ई-ऑटोरिक्शा के संचालन और चलने का प्रशिक्षण भी श्रीनाथजी सेवा संस्थान और प्रादेशिक परिवहन विभाग द्वारा दिया जाता है. मिशन मीरा के तह महिलाओं महिला रोजगार के लिए जून 17 में प्रशिक्षण दिया गया. इस प्रशिक्षण के लिए तीसरे बैच को ई-रिक्शा चलने के लिए शुरू किये गए बैच का उद्घाटन उदयपुर के जिला कलेक्टर ने किया. इस अवसर पर मिशन मीरा के प्रोजेक्ट संचालक और प्रादेशिक परिवहन अधिकारी डॉ. मन्ना लाल रावत, श्रीनाथजी सेवा संस्थान की अध्यक्ष साधना खथुरिया, जिले प्रमुख अधिकरीगण और नागरिक मौजूद थे. इस समारोह में पुराने बैच में प्रशिक्षित 25 महिलाओं को भी प्रशिक्षण के प्रमाण पत्र और ई-रिक्शा चलाने के लाइसेंस प्रदान किये गए.
अशोक लीलैंड की अशोक लीलैंड वाहन चालक प्रशिक्षण संस्थान द्वारा रेलमगरा, उदयपुर में महिलाओं को ई-रिक्शा और कार चलाने का प्रशिक्षण दिया गया है.
इसमें घरेलु महिओलाओं को श्रीनाथजी सेवा संस्थान द्वारा ई-रिक्शा के लिए मिशन मीरा में शामिल करने के लिए उदयपुर शहर की दस बस्तियों में सर्वे करवाया गया. सर्वे में महिलाओं को मिशन मीरा से वागत करवाया गया और इससे जुड़ने के लिए प्रेरित किया गया. मिशन मेरा उदयपुर के प्रादेशिक परिवहन अधिकारी डॉ. मन्ना लाल रावत द्वारा प्रारंभ किया गया है ताकि महिलाओं को रोजगार मिल सके और महिलाओं के परिवहन के लिए महिला रिक्शा चालक उपलब्ध हो से. श्रीनाथजी सेवा संस्थान की अध्यक्ष साधना खथुरिया ने अपनी टीम के साथ मिलकर मिशन मीरा को मूर्त रूप देने की शुरुआत की जिसके तहत उदयपुर में मिशन मीरा परियोजना कार्यरूप में एक अनुकरणीय परियोजना के रूप में सामने आई है.

NGO providing meals to kids to lower dropout rates

Akshay Patra Foundation’s kitchens provide nutritious meals to children in govt, civic schools; goal is to lower dropout rates

An NGO that runs 29 kitchens supplying mid-day meals to children in studying in 13,500 government schools across India is soon set to offer the service in the city.

Since June 15, the Bangalore-based Akshaya Patra Foundation has been sending meals for 5,000 children studying at 24 municipal schools in Thane. And plans are afoot to purchase a 1.5- acre plot of land for a kitchen to feed 50,000 schoolchildren at BMC-run schools in the city.

Akshaya Patra literally means “unlimited vessel”, and true to its name, the organisation aims to provide nutritious meals to malnourished schoolchildren, and ultimately help bring down the high dropout rate in government and municipal schools.

Seema F, 20, an MSc student at Mount Carmel, Bangalore, has been a recipient of Aksay Patra’s mid-day meals. “My father is a tailor and my mother had no income. We are three siblings and my brother discontinued studies after Std XI. We would come to school on an empty stomach on most days and were unable to concentrate on studying. We looked forward to the lunch bell at 12.45 pm; the hearty meal would give us energy till 4 pm. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, we would even get dessert,” said Seema.

B S Saraswathi, 25, who is doing a Phd in Biotechnology from Bangalore University, also remembers the mid-day meals she got in school. “The food comes packed with solid nutrients. Many students who had discontinued their studies went back to school because these meals were a big motivation. It even relieved the burden of our parents, who were unable to provide us even with one square meal a day,” said Saraswathi.

“We plan to open a baby kitchen with the capacity to feed 50,000 students in Mumbai. But it is difficult to get land. Our recipes include peanut butter and are formulated by top chefs in India.

We add micronutrients and vitamins to rice flour, which is then processed in machines to pull out metals. There is a destoning machine to remove stones, and another machine to separate broken rice, which is then used to make idlis. We also have an automated roti machine that makes 3,500 chapattis in an hour in our two-storey kitchen in Thane,”said Vandana Tilak, president, Akshaya Patra Foundation, Maharashtra, and member of the US board of directors.

Care is taken to ensure that the food packed in the kitchens and sent to schools remains hot for up to three hours.

“We use insulated vessels, and the temperature of the food is checked before it reaches the transport vehicle, at 8.30 am. There’s a flurry of activity in the Thane kitchen at 5 am, and by 11am, the lunches reach 12 municipal schools situated along the same route. The temperature is maintained at 85 degrees C in the kitchen, and 65 degrees C once it reaches the schools. There are labs in every city to test the quality of the food,”

(Source: http://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com)

Akshaya Patra – Training and Exposure Visit

Akshya Patra TrainingIn collaboration with National Academy of Customs, Excise & Narcotics (NACEN), Akshaya Patra organised a one-day training programme for newly recruited inspectors of NACEN.

Their training sessions, which were held on May 5 and 24, 2017, included visits to centralised kitchen in VK Hill, Bengaluru and beneficiary schools, where they served mid-day meals to school children. NACEN is a training institution which works under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.