After the video footage of children eating the roti and salt as their mid-day meal was aired the National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government, after collecting all the due reports. This video became viral in which around 100 students from Class 1 to Class 8 of the Siyur Primary School in Mirzapur’s Jamalpur block were served this lunch. Subsequently two people, including a teacher, were suspended because of this incident.
Further the Commission has asked for a detailed report of the status of mid-day meals across the state in government and government-aided primary schools from the Chief Secretary within a span of four weeks. Also on seeing the various media reports that were shocking and disgraceful. The Commission also stated that the children are not getting nutritious food despite the midday meal scheme. The panel of the National Human Rights Commission cited and observed the case in which the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the year 2001 passed an order stating that a prepared mid-day meal with a minimum content of 300 calories and 8-12 grams of protein each day for a minimum of 200 days is a basic entitlement of every child in every government and government-assisted primary schools.
After watching the video, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mr. Yogi Adityanath had ordered a probe in the matter and he had directed that no one shall be spared and those found guilty must be punished severely with the newly sworn Educational Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mr. Satish Dwivedi had condemned this act and also promised strict action against the culprits.
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