Ranchi : Midday meals in a Jharkhand primary school resumed after nearly one and a half years it was stopped when the Hindu students refused to eat food prepared by a Muslim cook.
The midday meal was started Wednesday in Sindpur Middle School under Baliapur block of Dhanbad district, around 290 km from here.
The incident took a communal turn when the Hindu students refused to eat food prepared by a Muslim cook.
The district education department replaced the Muslim cook by a Hindu cook that led to the Muslim students refusing to eat the food.
The education department officials reached a settlement with the leaders of both the communities according to which a Muslim cook was appointed along with three other Hindu cooks.
Of the total 125 children in the school, 29 belong to the Muslim community.
“The issue has been settled. We are trying to find a permanent solution to the problem,” said Ratan Kumar, district education superintendent of Dhanbad.