Right to Food:
Ensuring hunger free society is the first step to any further development.  The programme “Right to food” by HUG intends to serve the underprivileged with “cost free” food to primary school children, disabled and senior citizens and “subsidized” food to other disadvantaged class who earn meagre livelihood.
Economic Empowerment:
Creating livelihood and enabling self-sustenance are the cardinal requirements towards long term development of the underprivileged.  The programme intends to educate the unemployed youth, women and others in different relevant skills which can enable them attain economic self-reliance e.g. business skills, technology skills, entrepreneurship skills, planning and management.
Primary Literacy:
HUG intends to spread the primary education in the underprivileged segment by organizing special classes, handholding the teaching staff on various gaps related to knowledge, motivational efforts, leadership, innovative methods of teaching and other socio-economic reasons and imparting reading and writing skills to adults.  The programme intends to achieve very important levels of reading, writing and arithmetic ability besides social conscious, technology literacy and extra-curricular activities.
Food4Primary (min.500 Calories nutritive value):

In India and other developing countries food for education at primary level has been considered to be very vital in enhancing the literacy levels of disadvantaged and underprivileged community. 

Children up to primary level were provided with food, milk, dietary supplements and other nutritional items as an incentive for them to pursue education. 

Recognising the following benefits, Indian government in collaboration with respective State governments and voluntary organisations has  been supporting the mid-day meal all over India.

1)  Alleviation of classroom hunger.
2)  Increase in enrollment, more significantly of girls.
3)  Surge in daily attendance, particularly of girls and children from poorer
     sections. 
4)  Improvement in retention, learning ability and achievement.
5)  Curbing of teacher absenteeism.
6)  Narrowing of social distance.
7)  A rallying point for parents' involvement in governance of schools.

Considering that there is still more requirement for participation of voluntary sector in the mid-day meal scheme, the programme  Food4Primary has been drawn by HUG and the same will be implemented from academic year 2007-08.

The food pack for primary students consists combination of items from among the following so as to provide a minimum nutritive value of 500 calories.

Rice Dietary biscuits
Roti Milk with cereal flakes
Daal Fruits
Sambar Sprout salad
Curry Ragi malt


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