Alapuzzha collector shares mid-day meal with children during surprise visit to school
District Collector of Alappuzha in Kerala S Suhas is setting an example for others with his innovative ideas to connect with common people. Wednesday last week, Suhas was seen giving a surprise visit to a government school in Alappuzha after some parents raised concerns about the quality of the mid-day meal there.
Speaking to India Today, IAS Suhas said that his effort is just a continuation of what he been doing as the district collector of Wayand.
"As the Wayanad district collector, we implemented a programme called 'Zero dropout Wayand' to put an end to the increasing number of government school dropouts. The programme was successful as we managed to bring back over 75 per cent of the students who dropped out. In Alappuzha, it's an entirely different scenario, the infrastructure is much better and dropout numbers are far less as compared to Wayanad," Suhas told India Today.
"I've had been getting complaints about the quality of food at Government Sree Devi Vilasam in Neerkkunnam, Alappuzha. So I decided to conduct a surprise visit to the school. I inspected the school premises and found the condition to be satisfactory. Since the complaint was about the mid-day meal, I joined the students for a lunch and had food with them. I didn't find any issues with the meal and overall it was a wonderful experience interacting with the school children," he added.
The district collector's initiative has taken the social media by storm as the Facebook post and photographs shared by him have gone viral. Many people have appreciated efforts made by the young bureaucrat.