Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Mid-day meal scheme inspected

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District Collector M Venugopal Reddy has directed the school headmasters and officials concerned to ensure that the mid-day meals being served to the schoolchildren should be delicious and nutritious.

The Collector, accompanied by Assistant Collector Sivanarayana Sharma, inspected Anapothana Zilla Parishad High School at Nutakki village of Mangalagiri mandal on Tuesday.

“The mid-day meals being served to the school children should be delicious and nutritious. The mid-day meal should be served as per the menu every day,” he directed the school headmaster and staff.

On this occasion, the District Collector questioned Principal Rajeev Ratna about how many pairs of school uniform dresses and shoes were given to the students. The Collector expressed his displeasure with the headmaster for not giving a proper answer. The headmaster told the Collector that two pairs of uniforms were given to the students of the school. However, the shoes were returned as they were not fit for the student’s foot.

The Collector spoke to the DEO Sailaja over the phone from the school and asked her why two pairs of uniforms were given to the school students instead of three pairs of uniforms. He directed the DEO to take steps to give one more pair of uniforms to the students of the school.

Speaking to the students, the Collector said that the government is implementing many schemes for providing basic facilities to the students, especially to provide quality education. The government schools are being renovated under the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme on par with the corporate schools and also providing desks, green boards, fans, and lights.

The Collector exhorted the students to study well and pass with high marks. Later the Collector tasted the mid-day meal at the school and examined the quality of the meals. The Collector asked the school teachers to ensure that all students have the mid-day meal in the school. Tahsildar Ram Prasad and MPDO Ram Prasanna were among those who were present.

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