Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 6:
Aaina, an Odisha-based NGO working for the uplift of people with disability, women and children since 1988, launched the “Gift an Apple” campaign at the Udyan Fresh outlet at Jayadev Vihar here today.
The ‘Gift an Apple’ campaign, meant to benefit school children will continue till October 15.
Aaina has urged the people in the city to join hands to make the campaign a huge success by donating at least one apple each and make the mid-day meal (MDM) more nutritious and tasty for the children.
Aaina has decided to place apple collection baskets at all the Udyan Fresh outlets and the fruit market at the Ram Mandir vending zone in Bhubaneswar. It has also made arrangements to distribute the gifted apples to schools where it can be served to the children as part of the mid-day meal.
” The concept is all about a small initiative, small contribution with a large intention to share, to give with an open heart and in the process experience the great joy involved in sharing with others whatever little we can afford to share with others,” the secretary of Aaina Sneha Mishra said.
Among others, former state information commissioner Jagadanand, film actors Manoj Mishra, Soumen Pujari, the Odisha representative of Daan Utsav (previously known as The Joy of Giving Week) Bipin Mohanty and the secretary of Aaina, Sneha Mishra were present on the occasion.