ANGANWADI WORKERS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN CREATING HEALTHY SOCIETY: DR. BALJIT KAUR
Fatehgarh Sahib: Anganwadi workers play an important role in creating a healthy society as they are providing nutritious food and disease prevention to the child from birth to adulthood. These views were expressed by the Minister of Social Security, Women and Child Development Dr. Baljit Kaur while addressing the State Level Poshan Maah function organized at Giani Diti Singh Auditorium of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College. She said that the Punjab Government is working day and night to strengthen the foundation of society with women empowerment so that women can be given due respect.
The Cabinet Minister said that in today's society, women have come forward in every field. She said that the Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann has laid great emphasis on women empowerment and for the first time in the history of Punjab, five thousand Anganwadi workers and helpers were recruited on the merit basis.
On this occasion, Special Principal Secretary of Social Security, Women and Child Development Department, Raji P. Shrivastava informed that the Punjab government has opened Sakhi One Stop Centres in every district for the rights of malnourished children, anemic children, women victims of domestic violence so that women can get a safe environment in the society.
On this occasion, Deputy Commissioner Parneet Shergill expressed that various activities were conducted by the Department of Children and Women and Child Development during Poshan Maah in which Anganwadi workers rendered commendable services. On this occasion, a drama was presented about the facilities provided in the Anganwadi centres and the girls also presented a martial art for self-defense. Dr. Baljit Kaur also performed the adoption ceremony of 21 women who became mothers for the first time.
On this occasion, Constituency MLA Advocate Lakhvir Singh Roy, Basi Pathana MLA S. Rupinder Singh Happy, SSP Dr. Ravjot Grewal, Additional Deputy Commissioner (R) Isha Singal, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Surinder Singh Dhaliwal, Assistant Commissioner (R) Abhishek Sharma, District Planning Committee Chairman Ajay Singh Libra, Market Committee Chairman of Sirhind, Gurwinder Singh Dhillon, Market Committee Chanarthal Kalan Chairman Rashpinder Singh Raja, Aam Aadmi Party General Secretary Amarinder Singh Mandofal, Punjab Women Commission Deputy Director Amarjit Singh Kore, District Program Officer Mr. Gurmeet Singh, District Child Protection Officer Harbhajan Singh Mehmi, Apart from Social Security Officer Jobandeep Kaur, Navdeep Singh Navi, Manav, Satish Lator, a large number of officers, employees and other dignitaries of Department of Social Security Women and Child Development were present.