Caritas India’s Lenten campaign against malnutrition

Light of truth

“Nutrition: our right,” is the theme of the Lenten campaign of Caritas India for 2019. Caritas India, the charitable arm of the Catholic Church of India, has launched a Lenten campaign against hunger by creating an awareness among people regarding solidarity, food security, medical care and a dignified life for all citizens. The theme of the Lenten campaign 2019, launched “Nutrition: our right.” It aims at fighting the scourge of malnutrition, which it regards as a “painful and shameful for humanity.” According to Caritas India, the nation, with its resources, is be able to feed its inhabitants, yet it continues to be one home to one of the highest numbers of malnourished women and children in the world. According to official data, 38.4% of children in India suffer from rickets and 35.8% from underweight, both of which are liked to malnutrition.

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