gujarat govt launched umbre anganwadi

Gujarat govt launched Umbare Aanganwadi to help children during lockdown

Gujarat govt launched Umbare Aanganwadi to help children during lockdown

The Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD) of Gujarat state Government On Apr 27, 2020 launched an unique initiative called ‘Umbare Aanganwadi (doorstep Aanganwadi)

About Gujarat:

    • Capital– Gandhinagar
    • Chief minister– Vijay Rupani
    • Governor– Acharya Devvrat
    • State Flower– Marigold
    • State Fruit– Mango

Is there any parent program for this?

  • Yes, it works under ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) programme

Why?

To reach out to children during the lockdown

Notable points

    • Under this initiative, the ICDS department of the state will mainly offers ready to eat nutritious food packets through AMUL
    • It is to its beneficiaries including 14 lakh children between 3-6 years of age, pregnant and nursing women and adolescent girls through the network of around 53 thousand Aanganwadi
    • In addition to this, ICDS Department initiated a TV programme called ‘Umbare Aanganwadi’which telecast every alternate day through Vande Gujarat channel as well as on Jio TV &You Tube

What do they show on TV’s?

  • The regular theme based modules of Aanganwadi are being taught in an interactive the way.

What is Anganwadi?

  • Anganwadi is a government-supported center at the village level to cater to the nutritional, health and education needs of young children.

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