Manna Scheme is a Free Meal Scheme initiated by the Centre for Women’s Studies in 2012. It was an eye-opener to the faculty members that there were many students who could not afford one decent meal a day due to their poor financial situation at home and hence there was a collective suggestion that the faculty can pool in money to help these needy students at least during the time they spent in college. This humble beginning is the genesis of the Manna Scheme. The project is sustained for the past ten years through the voluntary contribution made by the staff members, either as a monthly payment deducted from their salary or a one-time payment and the amount ranges between Rs.100 and Rs 1000 per month for a period of 12 months, from May to April of a year. The Coordinator of the Centre for Women’s Studies initiates the letters to be sent for the staff contribution as well as the Application forms for the students.
The objective is to support the economically weak students of our college with a day’s meal at the rate of Rs. 20 per day. This popular Scheme caters to approximately 130 students in a calendar year.
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