Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at the inauguration of Kaitasidhi (A) model Anganwadi centre on August 14

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on August 14 remotely inaugurated nearly 1,000 ‘model Anganwadi centres’ located across the state at an official central ceremony held at RB Higher Secondary School playground in Palasbari.

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Speaking at the event, the chief minister stated that by 2026, he aims to have a total of 15,000 model Anganwadi centres in the state.

The chief minister stated that these model Anganwadi centres would fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the parents from the remotest parts of the state.

“Anganwadis are centres where physical and mental foundations of a child is built. It prepares the child for their journey towards the higher education system,” chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

“It is very important that there is proper infrastructure in place to take forward the system of Anganwadi in the state. It is with this in mind that we started the project of constructing model Anganwadi centres across the state. I appeal to all parents to enrol their eligible wards in these model centres,” he added.

Chief minister Sarma further said that constructing an Anganwadi centre should be considered as important as constructing a new medical or engineering colleges. It is from these Anganwadi centres that doctors, engineers of tomorrow will emerge, the chief minister added.

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Sarma also launched the ‘Adopt an Anganwadi’ portal, aimed at providing philanthropists, non-governmental organisations, concerned citizens with a platform through which they can contribute towards the welfare of the society by adopting full or partial expenses of an Anganwadi centre. This voluntary measure, Sarma said, would provide the participants with a sense of moral satisfaction.

Earlier in the day, Sarma inaugurated a model Anganwadi centre at Kaitasidhi (A) under Chayani Barduar ICDS project at Palasbari.

Kamrup district guardian minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, parliamentarian Queen Ojha, Palasbari MLA Hemanga Thakuria, Hajo MLA Suman Haripriya, Kamalpur MLA Diganta Kalita, Bharatiya Janata Party state president Bhabesh Kalita were also present with the chief minister in the events.

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