Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday allocated Rs 1.2 crore for moral instruction classes to be conducted for pre-school children at Anganwadi centres. She also allocated Rs 7.11 crore for weighing machines at all 54,439 anganwadi centres.
With a view of mentally preparing children before they join schools, moral values should be inculcated in them, an official release here said. Eight moral stories would be printed in colour on foam boards and would be displayed at the centres. In the first phase, it would be implemented in 10,000 anganwadi centres benefiting 2.5 lakh children.
Under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), steps are being taken to ensure that children, adolescent girls and pregnant women visiting the anganwadi centres receive enough nutrition.
The Chief Minister has allocated Rs 7.11 crore for providing 54,439 weighing machines for infants, 16,988 weighing machines for adolescent girls and 11,333 weighing machines for children to monitor their weights periodically.