Staring were the eyes
Of a hungry child
They needed something
More than anything
The need for food is greater than sleep
Empty stomach the body always weeps
The Apple I was to eat
No longer was sweet
There is no caring
Better than sharing
All to eat, all to live is the God’s creation
Leading this way is the Akshaya Patra Foundation.
There was a night when I had to sleep empty stomach, because my mother wasn’t home and I was too lazy to cook anything having had a late lunch. It’s funny the feeling and sounds that come out from your tummy when there is a lack of essentials and more of secretions. But it isn’t amusing for everyone. India is a hugely populated country and in a country of many there is always a dearth for the basic, the basic being food. For so many children eating a full meal twice a day is not an everyday matter of fact thing but happens only on special days. There are those of us who eat and waste and also those of us whose pets eat and waste, and then there are more of us who can benefit from the some of us who have what it makes to bring a smile to a hungry child.
There is no better way to help a child than granting education to a healthy stomach and a healthy brain, so that he does not worry about earning his food while studying.
Akshaya Patra is doing that one step in this field; in Sanskrit it means an inexhaustible vessel. Let’s make it big enough so that all children only stop eating when the stomach is full and the heart content.
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