The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust Steps in to Safeguard the Health and Nutrition of 38 Lakh School Children.
With the Divine Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust started the operations of a new initiative “Ragi Jawa Project ” on Mar 21, 2023, on the eve of Ugadi, the Telugu New Year Day.
The inaugural session over a virtual video call with the Hon’ble Chief Minister was presided over by Sri Basant Kumar (IAS, Collector and District Magistrate, Sri Sathya Sai Dist.) Sri RJ Rathnakar (Managing Trustee, SSSCT) Sri Gorantla Madhav (MP, Hindupur) this morning at Zilla Parishad High School, Kothacheruvu. Hon’ble CM profusely thanked the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust for coming forward and supporting the Government and extended his heartfelt gratitude to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba for showering His Divine Blessings on the children.
Not many in other parts of the world would know about this wonderful millet Ragi which is predominantly part taken in the southern and western part of India. Ragi is a very highly nutritious millet which can be consumed as a malt (by adding Jaggery) or can be mixed with rice and made into balls which are called “Ragi balls” which is a super food for diabetics too.
Until 1970’s Ragi and other millets were predominantly consumed by the people of India until quite dramatically rice entered the scene and created a severe nutritional imbalance in the otherwise a perfect diet of Indians
It is a wonderful thought of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust to re-introduce millets to the future generation so that a reversal of the yester years balanced diet happens.
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust has an estimated budget of 42 crores, which is benefiting close to 4 million government school children in the state of Andhra Pradesh through the launched Ragi malt seva program.