Let’s start with history of Midday meal Scheme
People do not want to know history and some might already know how it all started, but a bit background is always better to understand what event in past triggered Midday Meal scheme in India. History of Midday Meal scheme goes back to 90 years when in 1923 corporation school in Madras (Chennai) started providing cooked meal and was introduced in large scale in 1960 by then Chief Minister K. Kamaraj in Tamil Nadu. Here is an interesting story directly taken from wiki about the scheme inception:
There is an interesting story about how K. Kamaraj got the idea of a noon meal scheme. He saw a few boys busy with their cows and goats. He asked one small boy, “What are you doing with these cows? Why didn’t you go to school?” The boy immediately answered, “If I go to school, will you give me food to eat? I can learn only if I eat.” The boy’s retort sparked the entire process into establishing the midday meal programme. Continue Reading more!