Saturday, 7 February 2015

Mid-day meal success story of NGO in Guwahati

There are many Akshaya Patra success stories from across all 23 locations where the NGO serves mid-day meal. Here is a heart-warming story of a child who is a beneficiary of the NGO in Guwahati. Mrinmay Malakar is a ten-year-old Standard V student of Khudradadhi Lower Primary School. It is about 12 kilometres from the main city of Guwahati in Assam. Mrinmay’s father is the only breadwinner of the house. He works as a labourer and also doubles up as a flower seller for some extra income. Yet the family income fluctuates between Rs. 2000 to Rs. 5000.

The mid-day meal served by the NGO in Guwahati comes as a relief for the family as Mrinmay receives at least one wholesome meal per day. The 5th grader is very fond of the mid-day meal served on Wednesday and Saturday as he can relish on kheer, khichdi and vegetable pulao. At home the meal menu mostly comprises of rice, dal or pitha (a type of local bread made of rice flour) and vegetables or lentils are not regular items for the family. Hide and seek and cricket are the favourite pastime games of this beneficiary of NGO in Guwahati. He also provides a helping hand to his father for selling flowers. Mrinmay aspires to become a Professor and is determined to achieve it.

There are many such heartwarming Akshaya Patra success stories from this part of the country. Read them here and know the various dreams of the beneficiaries. Step up to support these dreams in your own feasible way. 

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