Sarveen Chaudhary, the Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment said today that the state government would introduce â€˜Anganwadi Attendance Certificate Scheme’ in order to motivate the parents to send their children to Anganwadi Centres.
The Minister said that the certificate would inculcate a sense of responsibility among the Anganwadi staff would be issued by respective CDPO’s on completion of non-formal pre school education by a child from an Anganwadi Centre. It could be considered as an additional incentive for enrolment of children in schools, she added.
She further said that a package of six services is being provided to the children through a network of 18248 Anganwari Centres set up under ICDS programme in the State. She said that these services are non-formal pre-school education for 3-6 years children, immunization, health check ups and supplementary nutrition to children and pregnant women/nursing mothers, health and nutrition education to all women in reproductive age group and referral services to ailing/ at risk and severely malnourished children and women.