By Our Kokrajhar Bureau
Kokrajhar(Assam) ,Nov 22: In a sensational incident here , parents of students of Debargaon Higher Secondary (HS) School in Kokrajhar district dug out a 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 feeding Mid Day Meal to the students for several months and buried the rice instead of feeding Mid Day meal to the students .
Over 20 quintals of rice was buried in the school complex without feeding the meal.to the students . Parents have demanded a strict investigation into the MDM rice anomalies and punishment to the involved officials.
There are 320 students are availing opportunities for MDM meal in the school till date and accordingly school authorities are lifting the MDM rice from the concerned department.
Conscious guardians of the students expressed their serious concern over the rice burial which is not accepted by the society, said that the school authorities are not following the norms and are not creating healthy welfare to the students in the school by allowing the allotted MDM rice rot at the godown.
” Even though concerned authorities have been instructing of giving MDM meal among the students as per guidelines,but the school authorities are not taking any step to render MDM meal services in the school. Expressing resentment, parents today come to the school complex and dug out the MDM rice which was buried in the school complex due since they were damaged “,said some parents of greater Debargaon area.
Students also revealed that they have not been getting MDM meal in the school for the last few months. They said that they don’t know anything about MDM meal during the school hour.
However, the principal of the school, Hari Chandra Cherry has admitted the rice has been buried as they were damaged.
He said that the damaged MDM rice was buried in the school complex following damage of the rice after the school authorities had a resolution in a meeting of school management developmental committee to bury the damaged MDM rice .
He has also informed that the godown of the school is not a proper condition to store the MDM rice and that is why the MDM meal rice was damaged.