The provision of a mid-day meal to school children will begin on Monday. The Government’s programme is aimed at moulding a very healthy and active generation needed by the country.
The programme of providing a mid-day meal to school children is being implemented with the intention of granting a nutritional meal, according to the Mahinda Chinthana Extended Version. One million 52 thousand 316 children of about seven thousand schools will benefit by this programme. The Government has allocated 2800 million rupees for this programme in the budget. The official ceremony will be held on the 14th of this month at Meemure Kaikawala Junior School of the Teldeniya Educational Zone of the Central Province.