Pul calls for strengthening basic infrastructures of WCD

  • Form AWC level panels: Lhamu

ITANAGAR, July 09: Chief Minister Pema Khandu reflected his commitment for welfare of state’s women by giving charge of Women and Child Development department to a woman, said Minister Dasanglu Pul, while addressing a review of her department in Civil Secretariat here on Monday.

She lauded the department for the tireless effort in implementing Govt policy and programs which have immensely benefitted the women and child in life cycle. She stressed on strengthening basic infrastructures, like office buildings, accommodation/quarters for the CDPOs and their staff and good AWC building by exploring help of respective local MLAs.

Minister WCD & Planning advisor Tsering Lhamu lauded the CM for believing in her to entrust with the responsibility. Citing her own example, she said that women come from different circumstances, but an opportunity is needed to be empowered.  While praising the department for releasing comic books on POCSO Act, creating awareness through videos on safety of women and child, she advocated more awareness and sensisitization events, particularly in the far flung districts.

Stressing on more efforts to create awareness on legislation and policy of the Govt to help one and all, she advised to make anganwadi centres (AWCs) vibrant for learning for offering pre-school activities, health check-up and nutritional needs of the children. She suggested to form AWC level committees to monitor day-to-day functioning and address their needs.

WCD secretary Mimum Tayeng, in her key note address earlier, highlighted various programmes, schemes and initiatives while director T.P. Loyi gave an overview of orgainisational set up and functions followed by detailed presentations on various centrally sponsored schemes (CSSs) by respective state nodal officers. ICDS (Hqs) DDs T.W. Thungon  on Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0; C. Tangjang on Mission Vatsalya and Bahi Koyu on Mission Shakti schemes.

Short awareness videos were shown on crucial topics, like illegal adoption, adoption procedures, POCSO Act, PMMVY and Poshan Abhiyaan.

The meeting, aimed to assess progress of various women and child welfare schemes, address challenges, and strategize for improved implementation across the state, underscored the Govt’s commitment to boost effectiveness of CSSs to benefit the women and children. (DIPRO)

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