QuestionsCategory: Education in Contemporary IndiaWhat is the purpose of implementation of Mid Day Meal Scheme ?
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On 15th August 1995, the Mid Day Meal Scheme was started in India under the name of ‘National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE)’. In October 2007, NP-NSPE was renamed as ‘National Programme of Mid Day Meal in Schools’. 
Purpose of Mid Day Meal Scheme

The main purpose of Mid Day Meal Scheme is as follows:

Satisfy the Students’ Hunger

One of the main aims of the mid-day meal scheme is that learners get free lunch and help them avoid hunger or starvation.

Increase School Enrolment

Due to the provision of mid-day meals, parents may desire to send their children to school which can increase the enrolment rate of the students.

Increase School Retention

Enrolling is important but retaining the students to keep coming to school is more important and mid-day meals can motivate the learners to continue schooling.
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