CM's Breakfast Scheme also aims to check school dropouts: KTR, Harish Rao emphasise during launch
Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) inaugurated the Chief Minister's Breakfast program,e at Munaga Ram Mohan Rao State Government School in West Marredpally, Secunderabad.
HYDERABAD: Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) inaugurated the Chief Minister's Breakfast program,e at Munaga Ram Mohan Rao State Government School in West Marredpally, Secunderabad. The initiative aims to serve nutritious breakfast to students across Telangana.
During the inauguration, KTR actively participated by having breakfast with students and serving them dishes. This gesture was met with gratitude from the students, who appreciate the Government's efforts to ensure they receive proper nutrition.
Speaking on the occasion, KTR said, “There is no bigger gratification than serving children.” Approximately 23 lakh students in over 27,000 Government schools across Telangana would receive a daily breakfast consisting of poha, uggani, millet idli, or vegetable pulao.
In addition to the mid-day meal scheme, the Government of Telangana would be providing nutritious breakfast to the students in Government schools.
“Let's make this programme the best in the country so that the rest of India can also emulate and replicate it,” KTR said.
The MA&UD Minister also stated that the Tamil Nadu Government was providing breakfast to students only from classes 1 to 5, while Telangana Government under this programme would serve breakfast to students from classes 1 to 10.
In an engaging interaction with the students, Minister KTR inquired about the quality of the food and encouraged them to enjoy their meal. KTR emphasised that the breakfast scheme aims to ensure that the future generation in Telangana receives proper nutrition and is not malnourished.
"As many as 2,38,808 students in 1,314 schools under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits are benefiting from the programme," KTR said and acknowledged the challenges faced by the children's parents. He expressed hope that this initiative would alleviate their concerns and benefit the students.
KTR has also encouraged teachers and students to provide feedback on the breakfast programme to take necessary steps to improve the quality of breakfast provided and made suggestions to the GHMC Commissioner, emphasising the importance of regular quality checks and maintaining high standards.
Furthermore, the Minister congratulated Leela Joseph, the manager of Manna Trust, and advised that efforts be made to provide quality food under the auspices of the Trust.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Harish Rao also launched the breakfast scheme at Raviryala Zilla Parishad High School in Maheswaram constituency of Ranga Reddy district along with Ministers Sabita Indra Reddy and Patnam Mahender Reddy, MPs Patil and Ranjith Reddy, MLC Shambipur Raju, Chairman of Education and Welfare Infrastructure Development Corporation Ravula Sridhar Reddy and Education Department Secretary Vakati Karuna.
Harish Rao expressed gratitude to Chief Minister KCR for initiating the programme, which aims to provide nutritious breakfast to 20 lakh students. He mentioned that the breakfast scheme would bring a radical change in the education system. Minister Harish Rao also praised KCR for implementing successful schemes.
He said that the breakfast scheme was not just about providing food but also aimed to reduce school dropouts and revolutionise the education system. He also announced that the CM Breakfast scheme will be implemented across the state after Dussehra.