Sri Sathya Sai Vrindawith Love, at His service

How will free nutrition, free education and free health affect the children? – Divine Discourse Summary – November 07, 2019

Let everyone be happy, let everyone be healthy, let all see good and auspicious everywhere, let no one have any sorrow such is the prayer of Sanatana Dharma, such is the prayer of this great motherland Bharat. It is My firm conviction that every child born on earth is entitled to these three fundamental rights: the right to nutrition, the right to education, and the right to good health. To provide these fundamental rights to every child is not merely the responsibility of the parents, the government, but it is the responsibility of the society at large and as long as these three units – the society, the governments, and institutions like these Annapoorna Trust – work together much can be done. The effects of education will be diminished if the child’s hunger is not satisfied. And nutrition therefore becomes steppingstone to good education.

 I said, let our motto be, let our vision be ‘No child goes to school hungry ever’ No child in the world should go to school hungry ever and till that is achieved we must keep working towards it. When these children grow up in their lives they will remember the society with gratitude, that when their own parents could not provide them food to eat, it is the society, it is the government, it is these institutions who took upon themselves this responsibility to feed them and with that gratitude when they grow up they will definitely be better citizens of the country, and the world who will also participate in such activities and help more children. With the blessings of Baba this is going to grow and spread to all parts of the country and beyond. There is no doubt about it. As long as we all remain committed, we all remain sincere, and we all remain selfless to this cause of children of the world.

What more encouragement mothers want if they know that their children will be fed well, their children will be educated well, and they will stand on their own two legs and they will not have to go through the misery that the parents had to go through. In the times to come, it is my wish that these initiatives of free meals to children, free education to children, and free health care to children must not just be done by a few institutions or few governments but all over the world that should be the way. It is extremely important that we bring back these ideals to provide meals that is nutrition, education and healthcare to every child of this country and beyond. That is the only way to set the world right and create a better future for all of us.