GUWAHATI, Dec 12: “Anganwadi centres play an important role in the physical and mental development of children in rural areas. Every Anganwadi centre in the village was set up for the development of the education of the children along with character formation,” said the minister for Excise, Fisheries & Transport Parimal Suklabaidya here on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, after inaugurating the newly constructed building of the Panibhora Anganwadi Centre, minister Suklabaidya highlighted the various developmental projects of the central and the state government.
The minister said that during the period of the previous government, no developmental activities related to Anganwadi centres were noticed.
“During the period of the earlier government, the funds for the development of the Anganwadi centres were looted,” said minister Suklabaidya.
“The chief minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma is very keen to promote rural education. He said 66 Model Anganwadi centres have been approved across Cachar and out of which 11 AWC centres were approved in the Dholai constituency.”
Meanwhile, the construction work of Anganwadi centers in the three development blocks of Dholai constituency have almost been completed.
Minister Suklabaidya said that the new Assam Government Cabinet has approved another 2,000 Anganwadi centres for which an expenditure of Rs 500 crore will be spent. It will be completed within a few days.
Minister Suklabaidya also mentioned that in a recently held Cabinet meet, Assam government has given approval to set up two model degree colleges in Cachar district, one degree college has been approved which is to be set up in Dholai constituency.
“Under the leadership of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sharma, scooters are being given to 35,800 meritorious male and female students of the state who scored 75 percent and 60 percent in Assam Higher Secondary Examination in 2021,” the minister added.
Minister Suklabaidya also elaborated on various public projects since the formation of new government at the Center and state for the welfare of the people and each project was devoted to the service of the people. Various projects are undertaken including Sarba Siksha Abhiyan, East West Corridor, Antyodaya Anna Yojana. Later, after the BJP formed government at the Center under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, numerous public welfare schemes including Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Swachh Bharat Mission, Jal Jeevan Mission, Ayushman Bharat, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana were undertaken. In the year 2021, under the leadership of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sharma, various welfare schemes have been undertaken in just one and a half years.
Later on the day, the minister inaugurated the newly constructed building of Bhubankhal Anganwadi Center No 40 and the building of Bhubanhil Anganwadi Center No 51.
The minister also participated in the public presentation ceremony and award distribution ceremony of Budhan Chauhan ME School’s community festival.