Intentions and Actions
Posted by Srividya Ram
I continue to have this challenge – converting my good intentions to actions! While it can be called as procrastination, i know it is more of my habit to get carried away by my ‘ doing bigger things in life’ and ignoring the small immediate actions. I came across this tweet this morning TTrangarajan says “Intentions are nothing unless backed by actions. God will judge your intention, while man will only judge your actions”
While i was mulling over it through the day, I saw this in my inbox from Indiblogger promoting the school meal program. My first reaction was – “ok, one more mass philanthropy movement and a good marketing idea!”. I honestly did not think much when i read it – but then, when i saw the details that one blog post will end up feeding 50 children, it struck to me why not i also write about it… – So here I am making my little effort by willfully getting over my “doing big things” attitude…
Akshaya Patra Foundation was inspired by one of the ISKON gurus (while I am not much of a knowledgeable person when it comes to religious organizations like ISKON, I sure know that the ISKON temple in Bangalore is a must visit for his architectural beauty). They started ten years back as an independent movement, but later gathered momentum in 2003 with the support of Ministry of Human Resources Development, India.
Today, they feed around 1.2 million children everyday – what is unique about the whole program is the vision of the program – the program is just not a simple focus on feeding hungry children, but the vision is to “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.”
What is surprising is that for feeding one child for the entire school year it costs only Rs.525 (approx $11.2) . You can donate online also here – Akshaya Patra donations.
Let me close my day with a satisfaction of doing a small deed!