Viral video ends bigot kitchen setup in Bengal school 

A viral video has helped to end a regressive setup of cooking mid-day meal in two kitchens for Hindu and Muslim students of a secondary school in West Bengal’s Murshidabad. 

Published: 16th September 2019 02:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2019 08:57 AM   |  A+A-

Midday meals being served to children aged between 6-14 years of age.

Image for representation.

By Express News Service

KOLKATA: A viral video has helped to end a regressive setup of cooking mid-day meal in two kitchens for Hindu and Muslim students of a secondary school in West Bengal’s Murshidabad. 

The local Block Development Officer (BDO) held a meeting with guardians of the students and villagers in which they were warned of consequences and legal action.

“The parents relented. Now the students are sharing mid-day meal cooked in a common kitchen,” an official said.  

Almost a decade ago, there used to be a common kitchen at Ramdoba Madhyamik Shiksha Kendra before 2010.

The problem started when a group of parents demanded that food for their children be cooked separately.

Nine years on,  a video helped in ending the setup that had become almost become a norm in the school. 

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