Last Update: December 07, 2022, 14:42 IST
In Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) of Meerut, non-vegetarian food will now be prepared in a separate mess and will also be served in a separate dining hall.
The decision was taken after 19 students, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, protested against serving chicken dish to around 24 students from Maharashtra in the JNV mess.
These students are part of the “Migration of Students for National Integration Scheme”.
Shashank Mani Tripathi, a senior faculty member, said, “As per the migration plan, Class 9 students from one JNV of a particular linguistic region to another JNV during the academic year to promote understanding of the diversity and plurality of the country’s culture.” Sent. People. A group of JNV students went from here to JNV-Aurangabad, Maharashtra (a Marathi speaking area) and from there 24 class 9 students have arrived.”
Chicken dish was prepared for the students of JNV-Aurangabad and served to them on Monday. The teacher said that 19 students of class 10 objected and warned that they would resort to a “hunger strike” if this continued.
Thereafter, the staff members present in the mess informed the Principal of the school Dr. Mahesh Kumar and Vice-Principal PS Chauhan. He immediately took up the matter and assured a solution.
School Principal Dr. Mahesh Kumar said, “Chicken dish was being served in the mess to 24 students of JNV-Aurangabad as per the guidelines once in a month on their request. Some students objected to this. Hence, the dish will now be served in a separate dining hall.”
The officials further said that the school administration plans to bring cooked chicken from the ‘dhaba’ and then serve it to the students to avoid recurrence of such a situation.
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