Once known as the “Golden Bird”, India is a country of diverse cultures and people. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Kutch to Arunachal Pradesh, people in India are involved in farming. Around 58% of the Indian population has agriculture as their primary source of livelihood. India is the second-most populous country in the world and the most populous democracy. More than 50% of the population is below the age of 25, and more than 65% are under 35. Youth play a significant role in the nation’s development. But, in India, this youth, instead of being the strength, has become a drawback.
India’s GDP has increased by 50% since 2013, and then also more than one-third of malnourished children in the world live in India. The primary cause of malnutrition in India is its economic inequality. Around two-third of India’s population is poor. 68.8% of the people in India survive with less than Rs.150/- a day, and over 30% of the population stays with less than Rs. 90/- per day. These people sleep with an empty stomach on most nights, and when they get food, it’s the bare minimum. These people do not even know what a nutritious meal is.
When the country locked down in 2020, people were experimenting with food at home; but some did not have food because they could not go to their jobs. These people live a hand-to-mouth life. We, the privileged, often buy food and cannot consume it for some reason or the other, and it gets thrown away. According to a UN report, India wasted over 68 million tons of food in 2019. Just some thoughtful spending can avoid a majority of this waste.
Let us pledge not to take that one extra item on our plates and make sure it goes to a needy person. Starting my social journey was the best thing I did to myself, and trust me, it gives a feeling of contentment when you know you gave someone a joyous smile. Join hands with Hamari Pehchan to provide a nutritious meal to the people in need and have a serene feeling. Our goal is not to let anyone go to sleep hungry.
I am starting this fund-raiser to help our fellow citizens by providing them with a nutritious meal and making our India better. Every penny counts, so you can help me with whatever you can. We can, and we will do it! Thank you in advance!