Play schools started in over 100 Anganwadis of Bhopal

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jan 2017 11:51:12

Staff Reporter,

Atal Bal Mitra Yojana started in Anganwadi Centres to give better health benefits and development for children, is getting widespread public support. From expensive land, LED TV, books, whitewash and colourful paint and boundary wall to swings are installed for the entertainment of children. There is a long list of material and Bal Mitra. Play schools have been started by District Women and Child Development Department in more than 100 Aanganwadi Centres. These aanganwadis cum play schools prepare children mentally and physically for studies before taking admission in school.

District Women and Child Development Programme Officer, S K Tripathi said that under Atal Bal Mitra Yojana we are striving to make Anganwadi centres better by providing support for better facilities in order to support growth of children. Individuals from various organisations of Bhopal District have given outstanding contribution as Atal Bal Mitra. He said that Corporator, Asha Jain has given land worth Rs 20 lakh to Aanganwadi Centres under Govindpura Project. Nirvana Organisation has gotten printed and distributed two booklets on yoga in all the Anganwadi Centres. Under the Govindpura Project Bhojpal Swayam Sahayta Samooh organised wall painting of aanganwadi centre. Atal Bal Mitra, Israr Khan and Anil Bilkhiriya got the boundary wall and floor constructed of Anganwadi centres under Kolar Project. Vijay organisation got the painting, almirah, floor mattress, light and other material for 52 Anganwadi centres. Atal Bal Mitra Lions’ Club gave floor mattresses for children to sit in 25 Anganwadi centres. Bal Mitra have given 35 sewing machines and musical instruments in 10 Anganwadi centres. Many other bal mitra have taken a step further to give their contribution.

These facilities have empowered the Anganwadi Centres. Now these centres are not confined to just distribute nutritious food, but are acting as the first step of primary education.

Anganwadi cum play schools are a step in this direction. Children of age group between 3 to 6 years in 100 Anganwadi centres of the district are getting educated in the play schools.

These schools are focusing on creative activities, games and physical development of children. ‘Shishu Card’ has been issued in each Anganwadi centre.
In every three months, these cards are updated with the activities of children and their parents are informed regarding the progress of their child.