On Wednesday, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M K Stalin, announced that the state government is all set to roll out a breakfast scheme for state-run school children of Classes 1 to 5. The order for the same has been signed by him for its implementation.
While addressing the students at the inaugural event of an awareness program on the mental and physical well-being of school students, the Tamil Nadu CM said that during his interaction – just before his address – with five students of a class, he got to know that three of them had not eaten anything in the morning.
Quoting an expert, he said that students should not skip breakfast. Therefore, taking into account that students have to rush to school in the morning, the state government is all set to launch the breakfast scheme.
Yesterday, I signed the Government Order (for rolling out the scheme) and I would like to convey this happy news to the Tamil Nadu people through you,” the Chief Minister said.
Mr. Stalin spoke on the importance of self-confidence among school children, which is the objective behind the awareness workshop. He added the importance of mental and physical well-being for the all-around development of a student.
Mr. Stalin flagged off vehicles tasked with spreading awareness of mental and physical well-being among school children.