Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], February 24 (ANI): Anganwadi centres reopened after 11 months in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Tuesday as COVID-19 restrictions started to ease throughout completely different components of the nation.
Chatting with ANI, District Programme Officer of Built-in Little one Growth Companies (ICDS) Rajouri mentioned: “Our 1,669 Anganwadi centres have been closed for nearly 11 months as a result of COVID-19 outbreak. Nevertheless, regardless of these making an attempt occasions, our Anganwadi employees tried their finest to offer door to door amenities to the individuals. Many employees offered cooked meals as nicely whereas adhering to COVID-19 protocols.”
“Final week, our officers held a evaluate assembly with the District Collector. It’s then that we determined to reopen the centres right now. Since final week, we now have ensured that cleanliness, hygiene, clear bogs, water are maintained on the Centre,” he added.
Manju Sharma, an Anganwadi employee in Rajouri’s Palam village advised ANI, “Mother and father are completely happy. Kids are completely happy to return again to our centres. I work at Principal Market, Ward No. 2, Palam Centre. On this pandemic, many poor youngsters couldn’t afford to review by way of on-line mode. Many didn’t also have a smartphone. A number of who had entry to smartphones or computer systems discovered it troublesome to get web entry. Therefore by coming again to this Centre, each mother and father and kids really feel completely happy.”
A lady who often visits Palam’s Anganwadi centre mentioned, “I get meals right here. I additionally be taught English alphabets and recite mathematical tables. I get pleasure from coming right here.”
A father or mother who sends her youngster to this Centre mentioned, “I’m completely happy that this Centre has reopened. My youngster is studying a number of self-development expertise at this Centre. My youngster goes to turn out to be self-reliant now.”
On July 29, 2020, the Nationwide Schooling Coverage (NEP), accepted by the Union Cupboard, envisaged sweeping reforms in class and better training together with instructing as much as at the least Grade 5 in “mom tongue or regional language” and a brand new 5+3+3+4 college curriculum with 12 years of education and three years of Anganwadi or pre-schooling.
Anganwadi is a kind of rural youngster care centre began by the Authorities of India in 1975 as a part of the Built-in Little one Growth Companies program to fight youngster starvation and malnutrition. (ANI)
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