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The mid-day meal scheme in India was a program started by the Indian Government to provide free lunch to school students. The needy children of our country chose eating one square meal to studying in school. Due to this they involve themselves in doing menial jobs to earn money. This escalated the drop-out rates of school children. The mid-day meal programme aimed at bringing these children back to school. This will aim towards increasing literacy rates in our country and decreasing poverty. The mid-day meal programme in India helps in improving the nutritional status of the children and in turn of the country.

The mid-day meal scheme, launched by The Akshaya Patra Foundation, functions under the aegis of the Government of India and respective State Governments. The vision of this mid-day meal NGO is “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger”. Akshaya Patra works towards providing free lunch to school children in various states of India.

The beneficiaries of the mid-day meal programme, more often than not, come to school without having breakfast. The mid-day meal is usually the first meal of the day for them. Concentrating on lessons becomes difficult on an empty stomach. After the children eat the mid-day meal, their concentration and attention span improves. This in turn helps in the progress of their studies.

The mid-day meal menu is different for North and South India. In North India the mid-day meal includes roti, rice and dal or sabzi. In south India the menu comprises of rice, sambar and yogurt. The Akshaya Patra Foundation strictly adheres to the mid-day meal guidelines laid down by the Government. After the subsidies given by the Government, the mid-day meal cost per child is Rs. 750. This cost feeds one child for an entire year. Donate to mid-day meal for a hunger free and educated India.


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