Primary students at Uttar Pradesh school bring own plates for mid-day meals 

Despite the school's directions to discourage segregation, the students bring plates from home to avoid eating from the same ones as their fellow classmates belonging to SC, ST communities. 

Published: 29th August 2019 12:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2019 12:42 PM   |  A+A-

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BALIA: Some students at a primary school in Rampur were found to bring plates from their home for mid-day meals and eat separately from those belonging to the SC, ST and Dalit communities.

According to one student from the school, "Anyone can eat in the plates available in schools, so we bring separate plates from home."

P Gupta, Principal of Rampur primary school said the practice prevails despite school authorities asking students not to do so.

"We ask students to sit together and eat but they go separate ways as soon as we leave. Maybe they've learnt it from home. We've tried a lot to teach them that they're all equals but students from upper caste try to stay away from those of lower-caste." 

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