President inaugurates ‘Kiren Sapiri Dayak’ national programme | Daily News

President inaugurates ‘Kiren Sapiri Dayak’ national programme


In order to retain billions of Rupees that we spent annually to import milk powder and to create a healthy young generation it is imperative to empower and strengthen local dairy farmers, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

President made these comments at the launching ceremony of ‘Kiren Sapiri Dayak’, aims at providing a pack of liquid milk to every child at Kajugaswatte Shasthrodaya Vidyalaya in Nivitigala, Ratnapura today, stated the President's Media Division.

The programme launched under Grama Shakthi People’s Movement together with Ministries of Education, Health and the Livestock Department and many other public and private stakeholders will provide a packet of standard liquid milk instead of sweetened milk to around 600,000 selected primary students island-wide.

The Cargills and Milco will supply the milk and a simultaneous programme to recycle used milk packets has also been implemented.


 

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