Nutritious meals for school children stressed

KHULNA Experts at a meeting here yesterday

stressed for providing nutritious meals among school children to reduce

the dropout rate.

They made the remark while addressing a view exchange meeting on

National School Meals Policy -2019 held at a hotel in the city.

Mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Talukder Abdul Khaleque attended

the programme as chief guest.

Gono Shakkhorota Ovijan and Ashrayon Foundation, volunteer

organizations, jointly organised the meeting co-operation with World Food

Programme (WFP).

Chaired by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md. Helal Hossain, the function was

addressed, among others, by Divisional Commissioner Dr. Muhammad Anwar

Hossain Hawlader, Divisional Deputy Director of Primary Education

Directorates Begum Meherun Nesa.

Khulna district primary education officer ASM Sirajuddoha presented the

keynote paper about National School Meal policy while manager of Mass

Literacy Drive Dr. Mostafizur Rahman described the reality and necessary for

this policy.

Speakers said distribution of nutritious meals for school children will not only

improve the children's physical growth but also increase their performance at schools.

Mayor of KCC Talukder Abdul Khaleque said, Today's children are

tomorrow's future. We should give them healthy food and improved nutrition

for better physical growth.

In order to build a prosperous nation the government gives importance on

fulfilling the nutritional needs of children.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)