Childhood is probably the most mouldable stage amongst all of the developmental phases. No matter kids obtain throughout their youth manifests sooner or later. If kids obtain correct care, nourishment, and training throughout their early phases of life they develop as much as be wholesome, resourceful, and accountable youths. If they’re disadvantaged of those fundamental wants they grow to be unhealthy, unproductive, and in sure circumstances, they grow to be anti-social parts of the society too. Alongside, it’s important to find the hidden skills of kids too. When these skills are tapped and coached, it offers a path for kids as to what they need to pursue in future. Thus, it isn’t simply sufficient to speak about youngster rights, it’s wanted that we get right down to the bottom and be certain that each youngster will get entry to their elementary proper to meals and training, together with the supply to discover their abilities. It’s heartening to see governments, NGOs, Corporates, and particular person supporters working in unison for child-related causes. One such instance is The Akshaya Patra Basis working its Mid-Day Meal Programme in Public-Non-public Partnership mannequin. Whereas concentrating on its core reason behind offering college meal to kids, this Basis has additionally taken a number of initiatives for correct progress and growth of kids. Probably the most current initiatives of this Indian NGO is the ‘Feed the Future Now’. Acceding to the truth that the way forward for kids is in our palms, the entire initiative revolves across the concept – kids are the long run and accessibility to proper to training can rework their future. By ‘Feed the Future Now’, Akshaya Patra is aiming at garnering assist from all sectors of the society – public, personal, and civil. It’s offering a platform the place any and each one can take part extensively to assist the well being and training of kids. And, as rightly put throughout by Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18, “Education is the key to unlock India’s true potential and it is the future generation that needs to be equipped and nurtured today.” The collaborating company companions for this initiative are GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo, Nestle, Reliance Contemporary, Viacom18, Fb, Large FM PVR Cinemas and The Lalit Group of Inns. Famend personalities reminiscent of Sanjeev Kapoor (Superstar Chef and Entrepreneur), Shankar Mahadevan (Composer and Playback Singer), Vivek Oberoi (Indian Actor), and Sonali Bendre (Indian Actress) have additionally stepped ahead in assist of the initiative. Appreciating the efforts of Akshaya Patra and the ‘Feed the Future Now’ initiative, here’s what they stated: “Malnutrition is one of those issues that require urgent attention. The emphasis should not be on feeding just food but providing a nutritious meal. I implore more friends from the fraternity to join hands with the movement, and help us make our country a Poshit Bharat, Shikshit Bharat (Nourished India, Educated India).” – Shankar Mahadevan, Goodwill Ambassador for Akshaya Patra. “We, as a country has had so many achievements at the global platform but hidden hunger still remains an obstacle to sustaining education and achieving one’s full potential. ‘Feed the Future Now’ aims to combat this issue and I am glad to pledge support to its mission of nourishing the future of India so that kids get a holistic upbringing, just like we all did.” – Vivek Oberoi. “Children are India’s future and one will be surprised that many of our children cannot afford a decent meal owing to poverty. If all of us get together and take responsibility for feeding a child per year, they will not have to drop-out of school because of a hungry stomach. We would have contributed to nation-building in our own little way.” – Sonali Bendre. “My own journey of cooking food for my family and friends and presenting it to millions of viewers on television is in absolute sync with the Foundation’s idea – the joy of giving is much more than the joy of receiving. We, especially our strong chef community across the globe, must all strive to make nutrition our agenda to make ‘Feed the Future Now’ a mass movement and commit to the cause wholeheartedly.” – Sanjeev Kapoor. Although it could sound cliched, everyone agrees to the truth that kids are the long run. So, come ahead, take part and donate for kids. If you affect the current in the correct means, it’s going to manifest as a ‘Nourished India, Educated India’.