I have previously written about the mid-day school lunch at the Shanbhag High School and the primary Saraswati Vidya Kendra in Kumta. When I visited Kumta earlier this year, I took a few video snippets of students lining up for lunch and the KG students chanting the blessing.
At the Konkan schools, teachers too have a uniform saree. In the video, you see them helping. Seniors serve the lunch, while teachers help seat the kids and serve seconds.
Students chanting the blessing
|| Annapurne sadapurne shankar pran vallabhe
Gyan vairagya siddhyartham bhiksham dehim cha parvatim.||
||Aham vaishvanaro bhutva praninam deham ashritaha
Prana apan sama yuktaha pachamya annam chaturvidham.||