School Milk Program


“School Milk Program” Started for the Students of 90 Schools being Run Under UE Under the “School Milk Program; the provision of milk to the students” of 90 schools being run under the Public School Support Program of University of Education, Lahore has been started. In this regard the inauguration ceremony was held at the Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore yesterday which was attended by the Provincial Minister of Higher Education Raja Yasir Humayoun Sarfraz, Provincial Minister for Live Stock Husnain Bahadar Dreshak, Provincial Minister for social welfare Yawar Abbas Bukhari, the Vice Chancellor University of Education, Prof Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.) and Managing Director of Friesland Engro Pak Ltd, Ali Ahmad Khan.
While Welcoming the guests the Vice Chancellor University of Education Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.) said that we have started this useful program in the light of the vision of honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan who is very much concern about the problems of male nutrition in our children. He said the University of Education is spending an amount of Rs. 8.5 million on this project from his own sources to provide free milk to the students of 90 primary schools located in the remote areas of Attock and Sheikhupura. Dr. Pasha said the purpose of the said program is to improve the nutrition level of our students to enhance their academic achievements. He told the participants that Friesland Engro Pak Ltd. will support the research component of the School Milk Program of University of Education in terms of milk supply chain, providing resources for research, communication and extending milk supply for the sample and contend groups for research completion while University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore and University of Education will jointly do research on impact of milk feeding on nutrition status of children and their school performance.
While addressing the gathering, the chief guest Raja Yasir Humayoun Sarfraz said that male nutrition is a global issue and unfortunately Pakistan is one of the county included in the list where a large number of children are suffering from male nutrition, stunted and underweight. I am sure that with the help of such type of projects we can overcome their problem to a greater extent. The Minister further said that University of Education always take innovative steps towards education under the able leadership of Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.) While addressing the participants Provincial Minister Sardar Husnain Dreshak and Syed Yawar Abbas Bukhari also praised the University of Education for launching this useful project. The focal person of the program Dr. Intzar Hussain Butt briefed the participants in detail about this project. At the end of ceremony an MoU was signed between University of Education, Lahore, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore and Friesland Engro Pak Ltd.