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  • JOVIT

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    JOVIT KIZHAKKAYIL
  • Fd

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Food distribution

    from New Delhi, Delhi

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My name is Jovit John Kizhakkayil. I am a student of Class
12-C. I have chosen the topic “Malnutrition” for my social
internship project. The inspiration to volunteer for the
above cause was the fact that I have closely witnessed
how badly malnutrition can affect a kid’s life as I visited
the hospital where my mom works. Also the sense of
contributing towards the country's welfare motivated
me. Statistically speaking, according to The Global
Hunger Index (2020) — which is calculated on the basis
of total undernourishment of the population, child
stunting, wasting and child mortality — places India at
the 94 th  spot among 107 countries.
The bane of child and maternal malnutrition is
responsible for 15 per cent of India’s total disease
burden.
The fourth round of NFHS, conducted in 2015-2016,
found that the prevalence of underweight, stunted and

wasted children under five was at 35.7, 38.4 and 21.0 per
cent.
However, according to the data from the fifth round of
NFHS (2019-2021) from the 22 states surveyed so far,
only nine showed a decline in the number of stunted
children, 10 in wasted children and six in underweight
children.
The percentage of stunted, underweight and wasted
children increased or remained unchanged in the
remaining states.
The crisis of child malnutrition in India has often been
attributed to historical antecedents such as poverty,
inequality and food shortage. However, countries with
similar historical and societal makeup and comparable
per capita income have fared much better.
The status of malnutrition and its consequences can be
partly attributed to the inadequate political focus on
budgetary allocation made to tackle this issue.
Research suggests that $1 (Rs 75.08) spent on nutritional
interventions in India could generate $34.1 to $38.6 in

public economic returns — three times more than the
global average.
Studies reveal that India loses up to 4 per cent of its gross
domestic product (GDP) and up to 8 per cent of its
productivity due to child malnutrition.
To help the people who are the beneficiaries of the
cause, I would like to contribute in the form of funds via
a fundraising campaign. Also by the word of mouth
among my relatives and friends so as to create

awareness among the masses regarding the above
mentioned cause.
I would really appreciate if the volunteers help by
donating Rs.1 in the fundraiser. Also, it is humble request
to spread the word among your colleagues, friends and
relatives as at the end of the day they would basically
become the voice of the needy. And as once quoted
“Helping one person might not change the world, but it
could change the world for one person”, we should all be
proud of ourselves and should consider this as the first
step towards creating a better country, a country where
every child can grow equally and develop their skills for
the benefit of the nation.

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