Sattva draws its inspiration from the word - 'TATTVA'. Tattva in hindi means element. The genesis of our being boils down to 'tattva'. Each of us are constituted of five elements of nature also known as panchbhutas. Features of these panchbhutas are closely associated with food items. In order to eradicate malnourishment, the children need to be endowed with nutritious food which means 'Satvik Aahar' in our matrubhasha (mother tongue). And this led to formation of SATTVA (derived from tattva, satvik, aahar)
The Sattva Logo denotes the process of moving the kids from the danger zone of malnourishment (red and yellow) to the healthy (green zone). It also represents a 'bindi' which is an integral identification of women in the rural areas.
Sattva represents a holistic drive - to address and uproot the issue from the grassroot levels. By providing nutritious food to kids and educating the kishoris and mothers on how to ensure a nourished living, Sattva is going to make all our kids ‘green’.
Let's spread the Ray of Green!
You are welcome on board of Team SATTVA. Join us in our pledge by following these simple steps –
You can take up any activity close to your heart. While you achieve your goal, number of our kids will be moved from the red/yellow zone to the green zone.
7. Your page – personalize your campaign by giving it a unique address ( for eg http://sattva-samvedana.ketto.org/[yourname] or anything you like)
8. Your picture – upload a campaign image of your liking which talks about the campaign created by you and why you doing it
9. Your people – share it with your close friends and family to raise funds and also inspire other people to either contribute of start their own fund raiser for the cause
SATTVA Family is just getting bigger, healthier and happier!
A goal is incomplete without a Plan of Action. Months of hard work by our team has led to a well structured plan which will ensure – providing, educating, delivering and monitoring the journey towards nourished living.
The activities at SATTVA for 100 days –
If you are a resident of Ahmedabad or visiting the city anytime in this period, we invite you to join us.
All it will take is to spare few hours,
All it will give is becoming important in the life of a hungry child.
Do check out our website http://samvedana.org.in/
"For now I ask no more than the justice of eating"
Today close to a billion people – one-eighth of the world’s population – still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition, while the rest of the world is busy battling out obesity. We are eating too much while others are starving - An appalling irony of the world we live in!
In a country like India which grows more food than any other nation on this earth, it is unthinkable that any child would go hungry. The children of today are the future of tomorrow; this powerful statement assumes special significance in context to India; the largest young nation. With 47% of our children being malnourished, we are encroaching a silent emergency. And as per the census report the percentage of 0-6 year old from total population is declining.
While this being the national scenario, findings pertaining to Gujarat were even more appalling. It is disheartening that on one hand Gujarat's development model is going to be replicated across India by Union Government and yet we haven't succeeded in making it a state free of malnutrition.
We at Samvedana believe that it isn’t only the responsibility of our Government to fight this cause. SATTVA is a mere attempt to catalyze the vision of making our nation free of Malnourishment.
SATTVA is merely a seed sown today with a dream that one day it will turn into a lush green tree, spreading across the Rays of Green! Like any seed, it requires constant watering and nurturing.
The support that we have received from youth is overwhelming. Our kids have been blessed to have such sensitized Guardian Angels, who are not merely supporting them monetarily, but also monitoring their progress towards becoming healthy and nourished.
We at Samvedana have strongly believed in bridging the gap between the sections of society and hence we encourage maximum interactions amongst of donors and beneficiaries.
Yash Vasant, an exemplary young turk of Ahmedabad, gave the first push to our SATTVA drive by adopting Mital and taking the responsibility of moving her from red zone to green zone within 100 days. She weighed 9.300 kgs and within 10 days her weight has gone to 9.78 Kgs.
His act inspired the fellow youth to join the cause. Their visits have reinstated our hopes in sensitized youth.
Anand Niketan School, Ahmedabad organized a special field trip for its students to visit our aaganwadis, spent time with kids and feed them with nourished food.
Kusum, aged 3 residing in Shilaj area, Ahmedabad was identified has a critical case of malnourishment. Interactions with her mother revealed that she barely eats food. Aditi Dani came forward to support kusum. She visited her for several days to ensure that she eats well. Today after 10 days, kusum’s mother shared that her food intake has increased drastically and she looks forward to eat khajoor ladoos.
These mothers, who have been toiling hard for the bread and butter, easily happen to compromise on their children’s nourished living. A simple act of ‘We care for you’ can do such wonders. Today majority of the mothers at our aaganwadis are taking out time and participating with us. We share the credits of our results with them!
What Samvedana does?
Samvedana has been working over a decade to educate and empower the underprivileged kids across the 76 aanganwadis adopted and supported by them across Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Today it gives us immense pride to see our kids stand at par in the society - studying in the best college or working with the top conglomerates in the city. Yet this pride comes with sorrow of losing this thriving potential to plaguing issue of Malnourishment.
How to fight Malnourishment?
The Socio Economic Review of 2014-15 has the Gujarat Government taking a pledge to make Gujarat free of malnourishment. Is it only a responsibility of our Government to make our young ones healthier? This enduring epidemic has been plaguing the development of India and its high time we uproot it. Alone we can do so little, together we can do much more!
Samvedana's fight against Malnourishment
SATTVA marks our support in this battle against malnourishment. A well structured 100-day plan to move the kids across our aanganwadis from the danger red zone to the fully nourished green zone. We envision extending this self sustaining model to other parts of city, state and nation. Our dream is to fill this world with the joyful giggles of these little ones.
Join us in our pursuit – Healthy Child, Happy Child.
With a mere contribution of 1500 rupees you can help one child go from the red zone to the green zone.
Go beyond contribution. Here's your chance to take up responsibility of as many children as you like by starting your own fund raiser.