T.N. CM Stalin launches growth of breakfast scheme throughout State, to learn 17 lakh faculty college students

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin had breakfast with students of Panchayat Union Middle School in Thirukkuvalai in Nagapattinam district during the launch of the expansion of the Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme, on Friday.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin had breakfast with college students of Panchayat Union Center Faculty in Thirukkuvalai in Nagapattinam district through the launch of the growth of the Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme, on Friday.
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In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin on Friday launched the growth of the State authorities’s flagship Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme to learn 17 lakh college students of courses 1 to five, finding out in 31,008 authorities faculties throughout the State at a value of at ₹404. 71 crores.

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Talking on the occasion, Mr. Stalin referred to as it a special occasion and stated he took immense satisfaction in launching the growth of this scheme on the Thirukkuvalai Panchayat Union Center Faculty in Nagapattinam district, the place former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi studied.

The CM stated a survey performed amongst 10 lakh kids, of lower than six years of age, in city areas, to examine their dietary standing revealed that almost 92,000 had been malnourished. The federal government supplied nutrient dietary supplements to them, and in consequence, 62,000 kids recovered from malnutrition.

Mr. Stalin stated the target of the breakfast scheme was to eradicate starvation by enhancing the dietary standing, and lowering malnutrition amongst kids. This scheme would additionally cut back the burden on working moms and improve the attendance and retention of youngsters in faculties.

Quoting the verses ‘Undi koduthor uyir koduthorey’ (those that give nourishment to dwelling beings on this world, give valuable life itself) from Manimegalai, one of many 5 nice Tamil epics, he stated: “Although the State authorities has been implementing many flagship schemes resembling free bus journey for ladies and Pudhumai Penn, the breakfast scheme is near my coronary heart and provides immense satisfaction because it geared toward eradicating starvation, malnutrition, and anaemia amongst school-going kids.”

The CM urged officers to make sure the efficient implementation of the scheme and appealed to the scholars to review nicely and improve their abilities. “Those that achieved success via struggles discovered a spot in historical past. The State authorities will proceed to execute welfare measures following the ideas of social justice, and [following in the footsteps of] the leaders of the Dravidian motion.”

CM slams NEET, NEP

“As soon as academics had been like Dronacharya, who had requested for the thumb of his scholar Ekalavya as Guru Dakshina. Within the current day, Dhroga acharyas have been imposing obstacles on college students via the Nationwide Training Coverage (NEP) and the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET),” he stated, including, “That is the interval of Ekalavyas, and never of Droncharyas.”

After launching the scheme, the Chief Minister had breakfast with the scholars. He additionally inspected the kitchen and interacted with ladies self-help group members, who ready the meals.

P. Senthil Kumar, Principal Secretary, Division of Rural Improvement and Panchayat Raj; Shunchonngam Jatak Chiru, Secretary, Division of Social Welfare and Ladies Empowerment; Nagapattinam MP M. Selvarasu; Collector Johny Tom Varghese; Thiruthuraipoondi MLA V.P. Nagai Mali; N. Gowthaman, Chairman, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Improvement Company and U. Mathivanan, Chairman, Tahdco, participated.

The Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme was launched by Mr. Stalin on September 15, 2022, on the delivery anniversary of former Chief Minister and DMK founder C.N. Annadurai, on the Company Major Faculty Aathimoolan II, Simmakal in Madurai. The scheme was initially launched to offer nutritious breakfasts to 1,14,095 college students of courses 1 to five finding out in 1,545 authorities faculties.

Inspired by the rise within the attendance of scholars in faculties within the wake of the launch of the scheme, the State authorities determined to develop it throughout the State. Beneath the scheme, 50 grams of cereals resembling rava, wheat, rice, millets, 15 grams of dal, and regionally accessible greens are supplied per baby per day, together with 150 to 200 grams of cooked meals and 60 grams of sambar with greens.

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