New Delhi, September 03, 2021.
The Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani today addressed Anganwadi Workers across the nation as part of the ‘POSHAN Maah’ celebrations being undertaken throughout the month of September under the ‘AzadiKaAmritMahotsav’. At the onset, Smt. Irani thanked all the Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and Anganwadi helpers for their determined and tireless efforts towards ensuring overall betterment of women and children and urged them to send their views and suggestions which can be incorporated in POSHAN 2.0.
The Union WCD Minister encouraged all the AWWs to ensure that ‘PoshanVatikas’ (nutrition gardens) are setup at theanganwadi centres during themonth-long celebrations ofPOSHAN Maah, especially in the all aspirational districts in India. Smt Irani assured all possible help from the Union Government in this regard and asked the AWWs to work in tandem with the officials to give fresh impetus to the PoshanVatikas.
The Union Minister emphasized that it is Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision and mission to ensure a healthy and prosperous nation especially the women and children and for that PM has directed that all Anganwadi Centres be provided with state of the art infrastructure and support. Smt Irani said that through POSHAN 2.0, Anganwadi centres will be made more competent through better infrastructure and all efforts will be made to fulfil the nutritional requirements of women and children.
Smt. Irani also informed that Special Insurance scheme is being setup for all the AWWs and for that, State Governments have been requested to provide details so that insurance cover can be provided. In closing, the Union Minister said that PoshanMaah is also an opportunity to give gratitude to all the AWWs through all the activities being undertaken and said that not just the month but the entire year should be a tribute to the untiring efforts of the Anganwadi Workers.