In a survey by Oxfam India, over 80% of parents expressed that the online education was not delivered in government schools during the lockdown period. The report cited ‘lack of digital devices and digital mediums of education' as a key reason among others. The parents said they did not get books to complement the online-education that are provided only with the start of the session. The report also suggested that even teachers faced digital-… read-more
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On September 7, M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, suggested providing the children with milk as a part of their breakfast in addition to the mid-day meal scheme, to improve their nutritional levels. On informing the suggestion to the Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani, she assured that the Central government would recommend all the states to include milk in the mid-day meal scheme.
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The New Education Policy has initiated that students in government and aided schools should be provided with breakfast. The policy indicated that morning classes after breakfast can lead to productivity for the study of more demanding subjects. "The nutrition and health (including mental health) of children will be addressed, through healthy meals and the introduction of well-trained social workers, counselors, and community involvement into… read-more
After the schools have been shut due to the pandemic, the children of 'Musahari tola' in Badbilla village of Bhagalpur, Bihar are forced to collect waste and beg around for food. “Online education cannot be the only answer, it can only be supplementary. And with mid-day meals, the government must look at ways where food can be delivered to the home for children,” says Keshav Desiraju, former Union Health Secretary.
Courtesy: The Indian Express