KOKRAJHAR, NOV 24: In a sensational incident in Kokrajhar, parents of students of Debargaon Higher Secondary (HS) School in Kokrajhar district have dug out mid-day meal rice (MDM) which was allegedly buried by school authorities a few months ago.
Parents have alleged that the school authorities have not been providing Mid Day Meals to the students for several months and buried the rice instead of feeding the Mid Day meal in the school.
Over 20 quintiles of MDM rice have been buried at the school complex without any step to feeding the MDM meal. Parents have demanded a strict investigation into the MDM rice anomalies and punish the involved officials.
Notably, 320 students are getting opportunities for MDM meals in the school till date and accordingly the school authority is drawing the MDM rice from the concerned department.
“Even though concerned authorities have been instructing for feeding MDM meals to the students as per guidelines, the school authorities didn’t take any step to render MDM meal services in the school” said parents of greater Debargaon area.
However, the principal of the school, Hari Chandra Cherry has admitted the rice has been buried as the same was damaged.
He said that the damaged MDM rice was buried in the school complex after the school authorities unanimously decided in a meeting of the school management developmental committee to bury the damaged rice.
He has also informed that the godown of the school is not in a sound condition to keep the MDM rice properly and hence the MDM meal rice was consequently damaged.