Guwahati: Assam Chief on Sunday said the state government is mulling to construct 15,000 Anganwadi Centres across Assam before 2026.
He said this during an inauguration of Model Anganwadi Centres at Kaitasidhi (A) under the Chayani Barduar ICDS project in the Palasabri constituency.
''With the inauguration of nearly 1,000 Model Anganwadi Centres across Assam today, we have taken a giant step towards strengthening formative learning among young children.
Our Govt seeks to construct 15,000 such models AWCs before 2026.'' he tweeted.
In another tweet, the Assam CM said, ''Keeping our commitment to ensure a better future for the children, inaugurated a Model Anganwadi Centre at Kaitasidhi (A) under Chayani Barduar ICDS Project in Palasbari constituency.''
Sarma also spent some wonderful moments with young children during the inauguration of the Anganwadi Centre.
Notably, Assam is the first state to have set up Model Anganwadi centres with its resources.
Assam has around 62,000 Anganwadi centres, 42,000 of which have their complexes. The remaining 20,000 Anganwadi centres are in temporary campuses like schools, libraries, naamghars etc.
In May this year, Minister for Environment and Forest, Fisheries and Excise, Parimal Suklabaidya laid the foundation stones of two Model Anganwadi Centres in Dholai constituency in Cachar district.
Minister Suklabaidya laid the foundation stones of 16 Basti Model Anganwadi Centre at Narsingpur development block under Putikhal Gaon Panchayat and 240 Madhya Panibhora Model Anganwadi Centre under Putikhal Panibhora Gaon Panchayat at a cost of Rs 25 lakh each.
Speaking at a function, Minister Suklabaidya said the Anganwadi Centres play a pivotal role in the physical and mental development of a child.
"The Anganwadi Centres mould the character of a child at a very tender age and they are the centres where the child gets the first light of knowledge," said Suklabaidya.
The Minister said after the BJP Government took over the reins of power at the Centre and State, concrete steps have been taken to galvanize the education sector, and one of these steps is setting up of Model Anganwadi Centres under the bold leadership of Chief Minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma.