|Published : 22 Sep 2016, 21:09:11|
Mid-day Meal Programme to cover 1,138 pry schools in Khulna
KHULNA, Sept 22: A plan has been taken to give cooked food under the 'Mid-day Meal Programme' among the students of about 1,138 primary schools in poverty-stricken areas of Khulna with the of support of donor agencies, local entrepreneurs and government.
Besides, nutritional biscuits are being given to the children of schools at upazila level under School Feeding Programme would be closed by next June 2017.
These were disclosed at a day-long workshop on 'National School Feeding Policy-2016' at a local hotel recently organised jointly by World Food Programme and Ministry of Primary and Mass Education.
State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Narayan Chandra attended the event as the chief guest and additional secretary of Primary and Mass Education Md Gias Uddin presided over it.
The state minister said students would be interested to go to school if the feeding programme is implemented properly.
The workshop was also told that 'School Feeding Programme' is an ongoing project as it has been running since 2011 by the fund of the government fund and with the support of the World Food Programme and the European Union.
The speakers said school enrolment and attendance rates have increased.
Plans have been taken to cover all the children of the country under the programmes.
Additional Divisional Comm-issioner (Development) Subash Chandra Saha, Deputy Commissioner Nazmul Ahsan, representative of World Food Organisation Rezaul Karim, Project Director (joint secretary) Ram Chandra Das were, among other, present on the occasion.
Upzaila chairmen, UNO, education officials, headmasters, guardians and relevant NGO representatives took part at the workshop.