Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha this morning launched Ksheera Bhagya Scheme at the district-level at the Government School in Thandavapura on Mysore-Nanjangud road, following the launch of the scheme by the State government as part of the mid-day meal project throughout the State today.
As part of the scheme, 150 ml of milk made from 18 grams of whole milk powder will be given thrice a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (on Saturdays in Urdu schools as Friday is a holiday for them) to every student from 1st to 10th standard at government and aided schools. Similarly, skimmed milk will be supplied to Anganawadis.
Shikha launched the scheme by offering glasses of milk to a couple of students.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC advised the school authorities to ensure that good potable water was used for prepare the milk and it is served in clean glasses. She contended that the scheme will provide nourishment to the students.
The scheme is said to benefit 2.9 lakh students in 2,393 government and aided schools across the district.
The Mysore-Chamarajanagar District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Societies’ Union Limited (MyMUL) has been entrusted to supply the needed whole milk powder in bulk packings of 25 kgs and instructed to maintain a regular supply.
ZP CEO P.A. Gopal, DDPI B. Basavaraj, Women and Child Welfare Deputy Director N.R. Vijay, District Health Officer Dr. S.M. Malegowda, Animal Husbandry Deputy Director Dr. Devdas, Milk Union Marketing Manager M. Rajashekhar, Nanjangud Tahasildar Arul Kumar, Information Department Deputy Director A.R. Prakash and others were present.
At St. Phillomena’s School
BEO Karigowda launched the Milk Scheme at St. Philomena’s High School at N.R. Mohalla here today in the presence of St. Joseph’s Cathedral Parish Priest and School Correspondent Rev. Fr. K.A. Willam. Head Master Ronald Goveas was present.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore