"Later in the day Wednesday, Clinton is also expected to visit a Sanskrit school in Pratap Nagar area of the city."
Jaipur, July 15 - Former US president Bill Clinton arrived here late Monday night to take a look at a lunch programme that feeds over a million school children everyday across the country, an official said.

Clinton arrived here at around 12.30 in the night by a chartered flight. He was taken to Oberoi Rajvilas hotel, a police official said, adding that there is no pre-fixed or official programme of Clinton for Tuesday.

On Wednesday, he (Clinton) will visit will a kitchen run here by an NGO to oversee a lunch programme that feeds over one million school children daily across India, official said

The kitchen in Jaipur is northern India's largest run by the NGO Akshay Patra.

It feeds almost 1.5 lakh people, including 1.25 lakh school children studying in 1,100 government schools in Jaipur district daily as part of the mid-day meal scheme.

The foundation also provides food to about 20,000 Anganwadi workers and 4,000 daily wage labourers at over 40 locations across the city every evening at a nominal price of Rs.5 per person.

Besides Jaipur, the foundation also has similar kitchens in Nathdwara, Jodhpur and Baran in Rajasthan.

Later in the day Wednesday, Clinton is also expected to visit a Sanskrit school in Pratap Nagar area of the city.

Clinton will visit Lucknow the next day. He will go to a school and a community centre that, through the Clinton Health Access Initiative, are providing health care training and information on treating diarrhoea, as well as educating mothers through self-help groups and school children through classes on lifesaving treatments.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002388348
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for India


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.