Nutritious meals for school children stressed

Experts at a meeting here on Wednesday 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 the 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.