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VIBHA: Campaign for Child Nutrition

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Campaign for Child Nutrition
donorsSign the petition at vibha.org/mdm requesting the Prime Minister to raise the funding for mid-day meal program.

We need 100,000 signatures to make a compelling representation to the Prime Minister. Please add your name and make a difference !!
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India is home to 1.2 billion people out of which half are under the age of 25 and 35% of the population is under the age of 18. With such a young population, India has the potential to be a significant force on the global stage in the not too distant future. To realize its full potential, we need to build a nation of healthy individuals by investing in human capital.

However, the state of malnutrition in children in India is disturbing. One in every three children is underweight and 4 out of every 10 are stunted. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989-90, to which India is a signatory, calls for states to recognize the right of a child to a healthy childhood and urges provision of adequate nutritious food in schools to combat malnutrition.

Programs like Mid-Day Meal Scheme and Integrated Child Development Services(ICDS) have been instrumental in making a significant dent in malnutrition in the past 10 years, but there is a long way to go before we can put that issue to bed. Vibha feels that it is time to bolster these programs and put an end to malnutrition in children. Vibha is endorsing a petition requesting the Prime Minister to increase funding for such schemes and do more.

Vijay Vemulapalli
Secretary, Vibha.

You can find more information about this campaign at vibha.org/mdm



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