Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Punjab Launches ‘Schools Milk Program’ to provide free milk to school children.

Friesland Campina and the University of Education, Punjab, have established the ‘School milk initiative,’ which will provide free milk to pupils in 89 elementary schools in the Attack and Shaikhupura districts.

According to University of Education Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, Pakistan is one of the countries where a substantial percentage of young infants suffer from malnutrition. Pasha stated that in the first phase, milk will be distributed to pupils in chosen schools for six months.

Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfaraz, Punjab Minister for Higher Education, praised the idea of the University of Education, saying it will aid in the correct development of school-age youngsters. Hasnain Bahadur Dareshk, the Provincial Minister for Livestock, and Yawar Abbas Bukhari, the Provincial Minister for Social Welfare, have both pledged their complete support for the programme.

Speaking at the event, Punjab Minister for Livestock and Dairy Production Sardar Hasnain Bahadur Dareshk stated that it is the first programme of its kind in Punjab, and that it was launched with the support of the University of Education, the Veterinary University, and a dairy company, Friesland Campina. He stated that for the first six months, free milk will be distributed to children learning in 89 primary schools in two districts of Punjab, Sheikhupura and Attock.

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