DRY MID DAY MEAL PROVIDED TO THE MOST NEGLECTED DISABLED CHILDREN

The Pandemic – Covid-19, have affected all. But the poor have suffered the most as most of them are daily wage earner, working in un-organised sector etc and had no savings as such to fall back in the pandemic situation when total Lockdown were announced in the State first in the March 2020 and again in May 2021. The parents of our students are in grave situation due to Pandemic - Covid-19 with most of them has lost jobs and source of income.

Institute for the Handicapped and Backward People considering the grave situation of the parents of the students of our Special School for the Disabled at both our Centres at Behala, Kolkata and Nityaberia, North 24 Parganas District in the State of West Bengal decided to disburse Mid Day Meal as Dry Ration comprising essential commodities (Rice, Pulse, Soya Bean, Potato, Onion, Mustard Oil, Biscuit etc.) to 750 students of the Special School for the Disabled at both our Centres at Behala, Kolkata and Nityaberia, and provide them some relief. We have been disbursing Mid Day Meal (Dry Ration) to the students from the Month of April 2020. We have been distributing Mid Day Meal (Dry Ration) to the students (1-3) of every month and parents of the students are collecting the same on behalf of the students from the School. While distributing Mid Day Meal (Dry Ration) we are strictly maintaining social distancing and following appropriate Covid protocol.

We believe Mid Day Meal is the right of the beneficiaries and they should not be deprived of it. Our initiative of disbursing Mid Day Meal (Dry Ration) has made a positive Social Impact in the society and all the parents of our students, community members, elders and respectable people of the area has welcomed our gesture and conveyed their best wishes to our Organization for standing beside our students in this Pandemic-Covid-19. The quality and quantity of our Mid Day Meal (Dry Ration) as per community members and respectable people of the area is very good as compared with the Mid Day Meal distributed in Government School under Mid Day Meal program of the Government.

We plan to continue with the distributing of Mid Day Meal (Dry Ration) to the students till School reopens.