Express News Service First Published : 03 Mar 2011 03:52:01 AM ISTLast
Updated : 03 Mar 2011 12:03:49 PM IST
BANGALORE: A mid-day meal programme for nearly 10,000 people was
launched by Mohsin Shariff Education and Charitable Trust here on
Wednesday following which playback singer Anwar performed for the
audiences. The programme is soon to be extended for 50,000 senior
citizens as well. The trust has been serving mid-day meals to nearly
50,000 Government school students in the city for the last ten years,
according to Mohsin Shariff, founder-director of the trust.
On Wednesday, mid-day meal cards were issued to the grandparents and
in some cases parents of the students, who were already beneficiaries
of the programme.
The grandparents and parents were selected based on their occupation
and senior citizen cards given by Government. Once the system has been
established, Mohsin has plans to extend this facility to 50,000 senior
citizens too. The card-holders now can come to the schools, where
their children or grandchildren are studying and have their mid-day
meal. "We provide a different variety of meal on all seven days and
include rice-dal-subji, puliyogare, bisebelebath and pongal," said
"We provide hot meals prepared in our state-of-the-art facilities to
120 Kannada-medium, 48 Urdumedium, seven English-medium, seven
Tamil-medium and four Telugu-medium schools in the city," he added.
In Marredpally Secunderabad there is an NOGo that has been providing
mid day meal (Only Lunch) to about 50 old eople for the past many
years. WE should encourage such moves.. Remember a similar extension
of mid day meal scheme to seniors by Akshaya Patra?
Dr P Vyasamoorthy, 30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph
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