Hunger Is Hindrance
' Ek Mayaan mein do talwarein nahin reh sakti ' ( two of a trade seldom agrees ) that goes with the classroom hunger as well. Their must be only one hunger in the classroom that's hunger for knowledge. We Indians can't afford shortage of this hunger because it is required to build a better country but ' Bhuke pet bhajan nahin hove gopala' which means one can't pray empty stomach. So, if it is not possible to worship god with empty stomach how we wish that children can study and concentrate when hungry.
Many dropouts in schools of rural India is due to this problem, illiterate farmers believes that their children would be benefited more by learning to work in fields and not by learning in classrooms. Poverty in our country also make it difficult for poor people to enroll their children to schools but in areas and in schools where midday meal is offered enrollment of students has increased drastically. But there is the need to spread such schemes to remote areas and to wider population. In places where schools are very far away, I think mobile kitchens should be send with teachers to promote 'Eat and Learn'. Parents with more than one children often left their toddlers in care of school going children when they are off to work thus limiting these children to home caring for their siblings, eat and learn vans are like 'Ek teer se do nishaane' (Kill two birds with one stone) as along with providing education they can help in eradicating malnutrition by providing food for those toddlers and infants in care of their school going brother and children without bothering the parents.
Moreover interacting more with the villagers in such a way bring education closer to the people removing many misconceptions prevailed in people regarding schools and education.' Ek haath se taali nahin bajti' ( Its take two to tango) thus for the success of any program people's participation is must in government's initiative.
A child is a father of a nation, just imagine what a generation of educated youth could do to the nation. It is the lack of education and hunger which misleads many children and they easily falls for t bad habits, violence and crimes. People are ready to do anything for the sake of food for themselves and their family. Education opens the window of opportunity and hunger closes the doors to education. NGO's like The Akshaya Patra is helping in implementing midday meal schemes in government schools as well as government aided school thus opening the doors of education and the windows of opportunity. I am glad for writing this post as it will donate to Akshya Patra by BlogAdda.