IAS officer eats lunch with Govt. School kids, to taste the quality of food himself

IAS officers in India are making the headlines for all the right reasons. S Suhas IAS, the district collector is an epic source of inspiration to all the Keralites in the state. In a bid to test the quality of the food served at the government school, Suhas joined the students for a mid-day meal.

The students of Government Sree Devi Vilasam (SDV) UP School Neerkunnam in Kerala’s Alappuzha stumbled upon a surprise visitor among them during lunch session.

Credits: District Collector, ALAPPUZHA/ FACEBOOK

As far as Suhas IAS is concerned, he had reached the school around lunch session and inspected kitchen to make sure that the school students are supplied with food of top quality. SDV school is deemed as one of the best government schools in Kerala which holds a student strength of 1,600 making it the largest in its category in the district in terms of scholars.

“Since SDV is the largest school in the district in terms of numbers, I wanted to personally check the quality of the mid-day meal for students there,” Suhas was quoted saying in a Facebook post on the official page of the Alappuzha District Collector.

The pictures were shared on the Facebook page and in that, Suhas IAS, is seen spending some quality time with students as he relishes the mid-day meal along with them. The Facebook post gave us the initial impressions that the officer was completely contended with the quality of the meal that includes rice, curd, cucumber and potato recipies

. He was posted as the Alappuzha District Collector this month. The most honest officer had previously won praises for his decisive approach in intercepting school dropout among tribal students in his previous posting in Wayanad District in the same state.

Suhas is a 2012 batch IAS officer who opted Civil Service over higher education in top universities like Maryland University and University of California with scholarships. He came to help out tribal communities and also learnt the reason for students dropping out of school.

Previously, as part of his dropout-free Wayanad project, Suhas selected 30 tribal students based on their school attendance and excellence in the half-yearly exam, and offered a free ride for them on the Kochi metro train.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.