New Delhi, April 1 (Delhi Crown): Students studying up to eighth standard in Delhi Government schools will be served Halwa-Chana or Sweet-Dalia in place of Poori-Sabzi during Mid-Dal Meals which have been resumed after two years of Covid pandemic.
In an Order issued by the Directorate of Education of the Delhi Government on Friday, the NGOs/agencies empanelled with the Delhi Government to supply Mid-Day Meals had requested it (Delhi Govt.) to eliminate the option of Poor-Sabzi from the Mid-Day Meal’s Menu as, according to them, the Poori-making machines were in an unserviceable condition since they remained unused for the past two years.
However, the Delhi Government rejected the request and directed them to replace the Poor-Sabzi with Halwa Chana/Sweet Dalia for a period of 15 days, i.e. April 1-15, and thereafter resume serving it (Poori-Sabzi) once a week to the students.
“Other Mid-Day Meals Menu shall remain as per prevailing norms and orders,” said the Order.
It further said that all Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB), particularly maintaining social distancing, shall be adhered strictly while distributing the hot cooked Mid-Day Meals among the eligible students.