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Free breakfast for TN government school students - Details about menu, time of serving etc


Posted on : 27/May/2022 9:33:50 AM


Preparations to provide free breakfast for the government school students have been going on. It is known that the reopening of government schools in TN has been announced. The menu for the breakfast for these students would be out soon.

It must be remembered that on 7th of May 2022 at the Assembly the CM of Tamil Nadu Mr. M.K. Stalin made many heads turn when he announced many schemes including a free breakfast scheme for the government school students belonging to classes 1 to 5.

This free breakfast scheme would be implemented by the Tamil Nadu govt from the coming academic year itself and this was pointed out by a senior officer belonging to the school education department.

The free breakfast scheme would be initially launched in 20 schools that come under the 20 corporations in the state of Tamil Nadu. Anganwadi centres attached to the schools would be used for cooking the foods for breakfast. This was mentioned by the senior officer.

The good news is that lots of food items would be included for breakfast for the government school students. The objective behind this was to provide nutritious breakfast for the students. Point to be noted is that various breakfast items like idlis, pongal and rotis were discussed. The same menu would not be repeated the next day also and enough care would be taken for this.

This free breakfast scheme would be superb for 16 lakhs boys and girls belonging to the government schools in TN. It is now said that the nutritious value of the breakfast that would be served would be derived. The anganwadis attached to the government schools with kitchens would have the required materials like utensils/vessels for the preparation of breakfast for the school kids.

It is noteworthy that in the beginning there would not be a common menu for breakfast and the schools would be allowed to select the food for the breakfast as recommended by the government. The senior official belonging to the school education department concluded that the time of serving breakfast would be the same for all the schools in Tamil Nadu and it would be 8:30am.
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