'Blacklisted' NGO Serving Mid-Day Meals to Innocent School Children in Assam

'Blacklisted' NGO Serving Mid-Day Meals to Innocent School Children in Assam

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Tinsukia, November 3, 2019:

It a shocking revelation, it has come to light that Ghanshyam Sewa Samiti, a blacklisted NGO from New Delhi, is supplying mid day meals in the districts of Dhemaji, Sibsagar and Tinsukia.

It has come to light that the same NGO was 'blacklisted' by the Government of New Delhi after DDE(East) reported that Ghanshyan Sewa Samiti supplied mud-day meals in SKV Vishwas Nagar, Delhi, on 9/07/2013 which contained worms, beetles, houseflies, and human hair and was not cooked properly when inspected by the school level mid-day meal committee. Thereafter, the said NGO's contract was withdrawn by the Delhi Government.

People of Assam will be shocked to learn that this NGO, which was ostracized for serving worms and flies to children, has been assigned to provide Assamese children in three districts of Upper Assam with supposedly nutritious food.

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Apart from Ghanshyam, other NGOs too have come under the scanner for serving food to kids that actually might be harmful for them.

In a recent incident reported from Assam’s Nagaon district, a local NGO, Moonlight, has been exposed serving deplorable food items under the scheme.

Videographic evidence shows that the students are being fed bland, dry, half-cooked rice, and dal that mainly consists of the husk of the grains.

A teacher from a local school told mediapersons, “Moonlight NGO is serving below-par food in Nagaon, and I am utterly shocked and devastated as a teacher. Children are the future of the nation, and nobody has the right to play with their lives. They are being served only water in the name of dal”.

Meanwhile, the midday meal workers , allegedly beiung paid a paltry sum of Rs. 1,000 as salary each month, have staged protests against the government’s move to grant the food scheme contract to 15 NGOs.

Out of fear of losing their jobs, protesters took to the streets of Nagaon district in Assam and raised cries against the Government. In Tinsukia too, protesters came out with utensils in their hands, as a mark of protest against the Government’s move.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Nov 03, 2019