Martadi, 20 December : The midday meal programme being operated at various community schools here has increased regular attendance of students in classrooms.
Some years ago, there were only 50-60 students at Kailash Primary School at Budhinanda municipality-10, Pandusain located in the east-northern belt. With the initiation of midday meal, the number of students coming to the school has doubled in number.
Ganesh Bahadur Singh, Principal, Kailash Primary School said the midday meal targeted to children from poor families and school dropout vulnerable in high hill and mountainous regions has somewhat addressed low attendance of students in lower classes.
He informed the midday meal programme has covered 1,613 students of 134 primary schools from grade 1-5. “The programme has been effective for children belonging to poor families”, he shared, adding, “It has helped students attend the classroom learning in a regular manner”.
Moreover, the parents are also increasingly interested in sending their kids to school following the operation of midday meal. The parents have expressed happiness over the operation of the programme providing nutrient rich meal to their kids.
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