Kasganj, Dialogue Associate: Concerned about the future of the country’s promising students, the state government is taking new decisions in the field of education. To further strengthen the foundation of basic education, the government has decided to convert Anganwadi centers into pre-primary schools. On the instructions of the government, the officers of Basic Education Department and Child Development and Nutrition have started making arrangements. Now the basic responsibility of monitoring the Anganwadi centers will be with the Basic Education Department.

The 1100 Anganwadi centers operating in the district will now be operated not only for formality, but children will also get education in sports and games here. Till now the focus was on nutrition, vaccination, sports, but now nursery, LKG, UKG classes will be conducted here. Till now there was intervention of child development, but now the Basic Education Department will monitor them. The Basic Education Department has sought a report from the Child Development Department for the orientation of Anganwadi centers. Here children in the age group of three to six years will be educated in play group and kidder garden classes. The Basic Education Department will deploy one nodal teacher each to make arrangements at these centres. Nodal teacher will be responsible for getting admission from pre-primary to primary. From the point of view of statistics:

– 2028 Anganwadi workers are at the centers of the district

– 2000 Anganwadi workers have been given, the department will also provide training play kit for pre-primary

Budget will also be available for Anganwadi centers operated in government schools. So that children can get free play kits at Anganwadi centers. Apart from this, there will be painting inside the center. So that children learn something by understanding the picture. has been issued by the Govt. Pre-primary classes will be conducted in Anganwadi centers. Its preparations are going on in full swing in the district. The arrangements will probably be completed in some centers this month. Classes will be conducted after summer vacation. The process of posting nodal teachers is also going on.

– Bhup Singh, District Coordinator Training Basic Education

Edited By: Jagran