NRI helps widow in mid-day meal row

Patna, Dec 22 (IANS) Moved by her plight, an NRI has financially helped a widow who was barred by villagers from cooking mid-day meals at a school in Bihar’s Gopalganj district, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Satpal Sharma, the NRI based in Canada, deposited the money into the woman’s bank account, Gopalganj District Magistrate Rahul Kumar told IANS.

Last week, IANS reported that villagers prohibited children from eating the meals cooked by the woman at a government-run school.

After the woman complained to Rahul Kumar, he visited the school and had the food prepared by the woman.

The woman is now back to cooking food for the school children.

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