Stalin asks AIADMK, BJP MLAs to launch breakfast scheme in their constituencies

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Tuesday urged MLAs and MPs belonging to all parties to launch the children’s breakfast scheme’s expansion in a state-run primary school in their respective constituencies.

Writing to elected representatives, Stalin outlined the scheme, which would be ‘carved in golden letters’ in Tamil Nadu’s history, for government-run primary school children.

The Chief Minister said order had been issued on June 7, 2023 to extend the breakfast scheme to all the 31,008 government primary schools, across urban and rural Tamil Nadu, aimed at benefiting 15.75 lakh primary students.

Already, 1.14 lakh students in Classes 1 to 5 in 1,545 government primary schools are provided breakfast on all working days under the Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme, which is the first phase.

The government has embarked on expansion considering the excellent outcome witnessed in the preliminary phase. Stalin said he would inaugurate the scheme’s expansion in Nagappattinam district on August 25 and it would be launched by ministers in their respective districts.

He invited elected representatives to launch the plan’s extension in a government primary school in their respective constituencies.

MLAs and MPs belonging to his party the DMK, main opposition AIADMK, his party’s allies the Congress, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi and the CPI and CPI(M) were invited besides the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) and the BJP, in opposition ranks.