More than 171,000 students of 1,014 primary level educational institutions of five upazilas in Nilphamari received 513.52 tonnes of nutritious biscuits during the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials said the door-to-door distribution of the biscuits with 40 packets to each of the students began from 20 July and ended Thursday.
Directorate of Primary Education under School Feeding Programme (SFP) of Ministry of Primary and Mass Education distributed the biscuits in poverty-prone areas with assistance of the district, police and upazila administrations through RDRS Bangladesh.
The upazila nirbahi officers, upazila education officers, headmasters, assistant teachers and members of school managing committees and school feeding officers of RDRS Bangladesh reached the biscuits to the students at their doorsteps.
The biscuits were distributed among the students of 996 government primary schools, Shishu Kallyan Trust-run five schools and 13 ebtedayee madrasa in Sadar, Kishoreganj, Jaldhaka, Domar and Dimla upazilas of the district.
The biscuits were distributed among the beneficiary students from door-to-door strictly maintaining physical distancing to prevent community transmission of COVID-19 infection.