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Sunday, January 29 2023

Lack of coordination leaves kids with no mid-day meal

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Bengaluru: Over five lakh students of government and aided schools missed their midday meal here on Tuesday owing to the lack of co-ordination over the declaration of holiday following the demise of former president APJ Abdul Kalam.

kidsThe NGOs that supply mid-day meals said that there was no clarity from the Department of Public Instruction on whether there was a holiday till late at night when the preparation of next day’s meal begins.

And hence when government did not declare Tuesday as a holiday for schools and the students attended the classes, they did not receive mid-day meals.

School authorities closed the schools in the afternoon and sent the children home when they came to know that lunch would not me made available that afternoon.

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