Daman & Diu

Best/Innovative practices followed in UT

Hand washing

In all the schools where midday meal is served children of all the castes and communities sit together and have meals in a spirit of camaraderie without any feeling of resentment towards one another. All the children wash hands with soap and say prayers before meals. The children sit in rows on the Asan provided by the Education department district Panchayat. The children wash their plates wash their plates before and after meals.

Maintain the roster

In all the schools teachers are actively involved in the supervision of meals and a visitor’s book is maintained and opinions of PTA/MTA and members are recorded regarding mid-day meal scheme.

Community participation

The Gram Panchayat has donated refrigerator system to the schools in the villages for using to preserve the vegetables etc. In some schools community members have donated plates.

Tithi Bhojan

Tithi Bhojan is introduced in Daman district. When meals are provided in temples on holy days children are called for meals. Even during wedding function in the rural areas children are called to avail meals.

(Source : AWP&B- 2016-17 State write up)