This Diwali, hot milk to Uttar Pradesh school kids
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav offered a Diwali gift to children and got distributed glasses and thalis to about eight lakh to school-going children in the state.
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav offered a Diwali gift to children on Friday and got distributed glasses and thalis to about eight lakh schoool-going children in the state. Addressing children at a school in Mohanlalganj, about 25 kilometres from here , he also assured them to make available hot milk which will improve their health.
Being particular about the health of children in rural areas, he said he was taking additional steps to ensure that each one of them was provided milk in his or her school. This is hoped to bring down the rate of school drop-outs in the state.
Milk contains calcium which makes the bone stronger and is quite helpful to the children and senior citizens. He said he was specially concerned about the health of children in the rural areas because many of them in those areas are suffering malnutrition and need better care.
The young chief minister (43) , however, sounded unhappy with quality of education provided in some of the schools, In particular, he mentioned a school in Rae Bareli where some children did not know who the chief minister of the state was and who could not recognise him. When asked who he was one of them said “ you are Rahul Gandhi”.
It is imperative in this light that proper education is provided to children so that they grow up well and improve the conditions in the country in different fields, he said. He informed them that the present state government had allocated more money to the education sector than the previous ones and taking due care of schools.