Dream India — Happy Children’s Day
Children are the future of a nation as they grow up to become responsible leaders and future citizens. To grow into great citizens and make the nation proud, every child must dream and stick to the hope of success. Children’s day is celebrated on 14th November every year as a mark of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth anniversary. As he believed that every child needs to be appreciated for their being and growth, his birthday is celebrated to appreciate every child of India. Each child has a charm and the ability to achieve their goal; their skills and talents must be encouraged at the right time with the right guidance. This helps them have a happy and cheerful childhood. Every child’s dream is like a growing seed for a sustainable future that needs to be nourished and catered to achieve great heights. Top NGOs in India and individuals come together on various occasions to support children. They take care of their education, health, well-beings, nutrition, shelter, physical development, etc.
The reality today
Life is sometimes unfortunate and leads to misfortunes, not all children of the nation receive equal happiness. Some lose homes, parents and other livelihood needs at a very early age. This hampers their childhood in many ways. It leads to poverty, hunger and lack of education.
Among 1.380 billion people, children make 28.6% of the population. Out of which, 23 million children are deprived of basic amenities of life.
To ensure that every child gets an equal and right opportunity, top NGOs in India, Central and State Governments and other organisations engage and strive towards achieving their needs. Every child has the potential to build skills and root for their desires and happiness. As few children have the privilege to access every need, top NGOs in India build foundations for such children. Apart from such NGOs for children, individuals volunteer to donate and help children with their contributions.
Children are like the hidden stars of the sky. They appear when the sky is clearer. For them to appear and shine bright in life, they must be provided with clear paths with less hardship and accessible opportunities.
Did you know? Children deprived of the right nutrition account for 30% of the Indian population.
Donate for children’s unlimited food and education
Food and nutrition are the essential requirements for a child’s healthy life. In India, more than 9.2 lakh children suffer from malnutrition. In 2000, the Supreme Court mandated that every child must receive a definite proportion of calories in the form of midday meals, that includes proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, water, and fibre, proportional to their age. Since food helps and keeps the child active and healthy, it is necessary to provide every child with the right amount of food at the right time. Midday meals ensure a balanced diet in children which enhances a healthy living. To serve proper meals to the children deprived of nutritional needs, NGOs dedicate themselves to their service. They strive towards helping these children meet their dreams. With the help of Government programmes and schemes, NGOs deliver the privilege to certain sections of children who cannot afford a healthy meal.
Children’s Day is a one-day celebration that lasts until the sun sets; the next day is again a dark harsh reality for children deprived of essential needs. It is important to address these needs and necessities every day. As Children’s day is an important day to every child, it is an opportunity for us as their well-wishers to think about their problems and solve the same. It is essential to celebrate this day for their benefit. The Akshaya Patra Foundation serves mid-day meals to Government school-going children irrespective of celebration and festival days. Children’s Day is an auspicious occasion to join hands with the organization to donate for children and feed them.