1.71 lakh children get fortified biscuits in Nilphamari

23 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

NILPHAMARI: More than 1.71 lakh students of 1,014 primary level educational institutions of five upazilas in the district got 641.91 tonnes of nutritious biscuits in the wake of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, reports BSS.

Officials said the door-to-door distribution of the biscuits with 50 packets to each of the students began during the current vacation from May 7 last under the School Feeding Programme (SFP) of the government and completed on Thursday.

The Directorate of Primary Education under the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education distributed the biscuits in poverty-prone areas with assistance of the district, police and upazila administrations through RDRS Bangladesh, an implementing partner of the SFP.