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Why you'll love Oscar-shortlisted short film Bittu, which will make you revisit the horror of the Bihar midday meal tragedy of 2013 

If you haven't caught the short film Bittu yet, we recommend that you do so ASAP. It's a beautifully spun tale about friendship that will stay with you for a long time. Here's is all you need to know

Published on 20th February 2021
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Analysis of Union Budget 2021 reveals allocation for children was at ten year low; Child Protection gets raw deal

HAQ: Centre for Child Rights, in its analysis of the budget observed that despite the COVID-19 situation , it has found huge cuts in flagship programmes for children  

Published on 2nd February 2021
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UN's World Food Programme tells India to ensure continuity of mid-day meal programme as schools reopen

A recent UN report presented evidence on the potential short and long-term negative effects of the disruption to school meal schemes during the COVID-19 pandemic globally

Published on 31st January 2021
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Delhi govt to provide dry rations under the mid-day meal scheme for next six months

The Delhi government has announced that schools will not reopen in the national capital till a vaccine for COVID-19 is available

Published on 29th December 2020
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Karnataka govt tells HC that it will complete food distribution for school children by January

In the affidavit, Uma Shankar has stated that state shall endeavour to strictly abide by the timelines specified in the corrigendum order issued on December 2020

Published on 22nd December 2020
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Karnataka High Court asks state government to open schools in phased manner and ascertain if children have been forced into marriage or labour

In response to the court's order on December 4, the state informed the court that it had issued an order directing that Vidyagama programme be resumed from January 1, 2021, for Classes 1-10

Published on 22nd December 2020
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Children in Karnataka have been denied milk for six months, reveals RTI

A group of 80 nutritionists, doctors, activists, lawyers and citizens have written to the government to start the supply of milk powder under Ksheera Bhagya for government and aided school students

Published on 3rd December 2020
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In nutrition, should some kids be less equal? The debate is on

When you come to the poor, nutritious food should start from expecting mothers and growing children up to age 10 and above and need not necessarily be linked to schooling

Published on 28th November 2020
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Civil Society groups in Karnataka demand probe on misuse of funds in midday meals by Akshaya Patra

The letter was signed by Vinay K Sreenivasa, advocate, Siddharth K J, researcher, G Ravi of Fourth Wave Foundation, Dr Sylvia Karpagam, and Dr Veena Shatrugna, medical scientist and others

Published on 25th November 2020
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With turmoil in Akshaya Patra ranks, will the midday meals they serve in 19,000 schools be affected?

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a public-private organisation formed in the year 2000 by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness to provide mid-day meals to the government school kids

Published on 18th November 2020
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Kalaignar Karunanidhi Breakfast Scheme for school students launched in Pondicherry

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said that the scheme was an apt tribute to Karunanidhi who championed the cause of downtrodden and poor people 

Published on 12th November 2020
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Activists, doctors accuse K’taka govt of stopping midday meals, urge it to add egg as food item

The signatories in their letter said that students have not been receiving the midday meals or dry ration from June 2020 

Published on 28th October 2020
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Uttarakhand govt applauded for mid-day meal scheme which helped curb drop out rates

Under the mid-day meal scheme, the students are to be served pulses, rice, chapatis, vegetables along with fruit and milk on certain days

Published on 19th October 2020
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How this small school in TN set up micro classrooms to help their most vulnerable students during the peak of the pandemic

The classes started on July 15, the birthday of Tamil Nadu’s Father of Education and former Chief Minister K Kamaraj. So far, no student has been affected and all are hale and hearty

Published on 29th September 2020
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Are micro-classrooms the answer to restarting physical classes as COVID cases refuse to descend?

Children’s book writer Vizhiyan and social activist Senthamil Selvan have a model that could be used as an alternative

Published on 29th September 2020

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