STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

'Rs 1.2 crore for moral lessons at Anganwadis'

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.

Published: 21st September 2013 09:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2013 09:24 AM   |  A+A-

J-Jayalalithaa1EPS

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.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp