Saturday 09, 2021 |PNS| Dehradun
The Women Empowerment and Child Development (WECD) minister Rekha Arya inaugurated Uttarakhand’s first digital Anganwadi centre at Jhajhra in Dehradun on Friday. She said that starting a digital Anganwadi centre is an initiative under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and Digital India Mission and more centres will be made digital and smart across the state. In the initial phase, the government has set up two digital Anganwadi centres in Jhajra and Vikasnagar in Dehradun. According to Arya, the state government has started the digital Anganwadi centre as a pilot project in Dehradun and will send a proposal to the Central Government to develop other Anganwadi centres at this level in all districts. She also informed that the software to run this digital Anganwadi centre is prepared in a way which can be easily used by Anganwadi workers. She said that smart classes will be conducted for children and there are proper arrangements to connect with the students virtually too. Students will also be provided with computer education in such centres. The WECD secretary HC Semwal also informed that workers of these centres have been trained by the trainers of Mumbai to operate the centres properly. He said that besides enhancing the Anganwadi centres digitally, the centres have been decorated in a way which is more children friendly and promotes learning. The WECD added that the department aims to develop all Anganwadi centres to digital centres, especially in the rural areas for which a proposal will be sent to the central government soon.