Mid Day Meal Distribution through Akshaya Patra Centralized Kitchen
Focusing on the improvement of nutrition intake of school children through MDM (Mid Day Meal), UT Administration has set up a State-of-the-Art Centralized Kitchen through Akshaya Patra Foundation for preparation & delivery ofMid Day Meal in all Govt. and Govt. aided schools of Daman and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Earlier, there was a decentralized model of Kitchens functioning in both the UTs ofDaman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli under MDM Scheme, in all Govt. and Govt. Aided Primary and Upper Primary Schools, The cooked hot meals are being prepared and served to Govt. school children every day by the Cook-cum- Helpers engaged for the purpose.
The school mid-day meal program in India addresses the two major challenges of hunger and education. Extreme poverty leads to hunger and in grave need to earn at least one meal a day, children often go to work. By doing so, they miss out opportunities for education and generations are trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty, hunger and
illiteracy. Through Decentralized Model Kitchens in each and every Schools, the Head Masters/teachers of schools concern have to look after many no teaching works viz., preservation of food materials such as rice, dal, vegetables, etc, distribution of the materials every day according to the strength of children, preparation of hot cooked meal in
a safe and hygienic environment. Moreover, the Head Masters/teachers of the concerned school are facing many problems in sparing full time towards monitoring of the MDM preparation and distribution as well as serving the meal and fruits to the students and they also have to maintain regular records every day for this purpose according to the enrolment of the students on the day by day. Many schools also have space and infrastructure constraint to conduct proper MDM activities along with educational activities which is of paramount importance. Moreover, it is to state that Teaching Instructional hour for the students in each class comes becoming less due to carrying
out the above activities by the Teachers / Head Masters of schools.
Appx 50,000 Students
Mid Day Meal Distribution to School Children
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