RANCHI: The Jharkhand Education Project Council (JEPC) under the state school education and literacy department is mulling to host cooking competition for the 78,800 cooks of around 3,500 government schools where mid-day meals are prepared. Officials said the contest will be judged on the parameters of healthy cooking habits and taste.
JEPC secretary Kiran Pasi said, “The competition would encourage the cooks to prepare a healthy and tasty menu for the students, which would, in turn, motivate the students to attend school. Incentives will also be provided to the participants.”
The contest will first be held at the panchayat level and the winners will move forward to the block level. Finally, the state-level competition will take place. The JEPCis exploring the dates for the contest. “Modalities are being finalised before we make the announcement,” she said.
Neha Singh, the principal of RajkiyaKrit Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Lalpur said, “The competition will help to imbibe better coordination between the cooks and the helping staff. It will inculcate discipline among them.”

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