Assam govt opens 1,000 model Anganwadi centres

GUWAHATI, Aug 14: The Assam government on Sunday opened as many as 1000 model Anganwadi centres across the state in a bid to strengthen formative learning among children.
Remotely inaugurating the centres at a central ceremony in Palasbari Assembly constituency, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the government aimed to have as many as 15000 model Anganwadi centres in the state by the year 2026.
“These model Anganwadi centres, built at a cost of Rs 25 lakh each, would fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the parents from the remotest parts of the state,” Sarma said.
The chief minister further said that the physical and mental foundation of a child is built at such centres.
“It prepares the child for their journey towards the higher education system. So, it is very important that there is proper infrastructure in place to take forward the system of anganwadis in the state. It is with this idea that we started the project of constructing model anganwadis across the state. I appeal to all parents to enroll their eligible wards in these model centres,” he said.
He further said that constructing an anganwadi centre should be considered as important as constructing a new medical or engineering college.
“It is from these anganwadi centres that doctors, engineers of tomorrow will emerge,” the chief minister added.
Sarma also launched the “Adopt an Anganwadi” portal, aimed at providing philanthropists, non-government organisations and concerned citizens with a platform through which they can contribute towards the welfare of the society by adopting full or partial expenses of an anganwadi centre.
This voluntary measure, he said, would provide the participants a sense of moral satisfaction.
Earlier in the day, the chief minister inaugurated a model anganwadi centre at Kaitasidhi (A) under Chayani Barduar ICDS Project at Palasbari.

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