Odisha Official Eats ‘Chicken’ In School While Students Served Dal-Rice In Mid-day Meal

Sundargarh: Nothing could be more insensitive and inhumane than a government official being served chicken in school while the students only get to eat dal and rice in mid-day meal.

A viral video showing such preferential treatment to an official who was having food with the students of a primary school in Sundergarh district has gone viral on social media.

According to reports, on October 3, Block Education Officer Binay Prakash Soy had visited Tilaemala Primary School in Bonai block for inspection. During his visit, to check the quality of mid-meal served to the children, Soy along with the school’s principal Triupti Chandan Kisan had lunch with the students.

However, the video circulated on social media shows officials are seated in between the children and purportedly relishing rice, dal, chicken, salad and curry while the students were served only rice and dal.

Meanwhile, Soy refuted the allegations claiming that the video is false propaganda to malign his image. Soy said that he was served bitter-gourd fry which a teacher of the school had brought in her lunch box instead of chicken which is being alleged.

He further stated that, his statements can be verified by the children, teachers and the cook of the school.