Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hunger

Food is one of the basic necessities of life.On an empty stomach we cannot even pray so says a Hindi proverb ....Bhuke pet bhajan na hoye Gopala.

Recently ,the Food Security Bill was passed by Parliament to provide rice ,wheat & coarse grains to the teeming poor,  at subsidised prices.

The Government has initiated the mid day meal scheme in schools across India.Under this ,primary & upper primary school children get to eat hot cooked meals in schools.The Government estimates,that it is the largest school feeding scheme, worldwide.It feeds 120,000,000 across India.

Akshaya Patra has been doing exemplary work with the Government, to provide hygienic & nutritious mid day meals to school children.





 This video of the commendable work done by Narayanan Krishnan is  from "The Better India " site .

 Narayanan Krishnan has been feeding the poor & homeless in Madurai,Tamil Nadu. He was a chef at Taj Hotels,Bangalore.One day ,he witnessed a man eating his own faeces .That made him give up his job & start his feeding programme.He was one of the top 10 hereos of the CNN,2010 list.His heroism has inspired a character in a film as well.


A lot of food gets wasted in parties,weddings,etc.Many of us, are unable to eat all that is there, in our lunch boxes .Towards this end,  a green effort has been started  in Mumbai, by initiating the Share My Dabba campaign.In this ,the left over food that remains in dabbas is distributed to cater to the growling tummies  of street children.

We must cook only that much which we can consume.We must buy only what is needed.Only then, will food be available to  satiate the hunger of all.This will be a green effort.It will bring peace to the hunger pangs across the world.That will be greenpeace !

This is the eighth blog post for the A to Z Blogging Challenge,2014.

Sharing blog posts of two fellow bloggers :

Hei Dee

Arpita Chaturvedi Sharma

12 comments:

JANU said...

True...and we order food at restaurants which we cannot eat. Pack them and hand it over to the needy. Good post.

Afshan Shaik said...

Good one Vasudha. I appreciate u for bringing up IMPORTANT things on ur blog. Heard abt narayanan
I atleast make sure that party food and extra food doesnt get wasted
I have contributed to Akshay patra also
God bless souls like Narayanan and also U who highlight such issues
<3

Vasudha Rao said...

Thanks,Janaki ! You have been very kind with your comments.

Vasudha Rao said...

Thank you,Afshan,for your generous comments.I am simply sharing, excellent work, done by NGOs.

Cynthia Rodrigues Manchekar said...

Thank you letting me know about the work done by Akshay Patra. The hungry and the homeless are two groups of disadvantaged people that I too feel horrible about. We rarely ever think of them.

Richa Kholkute said...

True true. Restaurants should also take the initiative of giving away leftover food instead of throwing it away and we should order just as much as we need.

Prathima Rao said...

Thought inducing post, Vasudha, People would rather waste food than give it away to a hungry person.

Vasudha Rao said...

Thank you,Cynthia for stopping by.

Vasudha Rao said...

Thanks,Richa ! We must waste not so that we want not.

Vasudha Rao said...

Yes,Prathima,what you said is unfortunately true.

Ananya Tales said...

I am ashamed myself to admit what u say is true and sometimes I do waste food at home :(

Vasudha Rao said...

Thanks for stopping by,Ananya.It is never too late to make amends.

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