For several years, the Aanganwadi centres in India have played a key role in overall development of children in Indian villages. These Aanganwadis are the lifeline of rural India today, supporting countless parents in bringing up their children. Considering the importance of these pre-schools run by government women & child development department, Rajasthan government has introduced some reformatory moves to up their level.
To reform academic level in state-run Aanganwadis, the government is planning to introduce new learning material (workbooks) for students in the age group 3 to 6 years. With new stationary and course books, 61,000 Aanganwadi centres in Rajasthan will be known as Aanganwadi pathshalas starting from March 30. The government will prepare these centres to groom 15 lakh toddlers in state.
3 New Workbooks for Students Enrolled in Aanganwadi Pathshalas…
The government will prepare 3 kid-friendly visual workbooks for the following age groups—
- 3-4 years: Kilkari,
- 4-6 years: Umang,
- 5-6 years: Tarang.
The books are embellished with images, fun quizzes, colouring space, cross sections, puzzles, illustrations and stories to make them more fun. ‘Umang’ covers Hindi, English alphabets and numbers whereas ‘Tarang’ is based on general knowledge. It covers information on pollution sources, weather conditions, traffic rules, reading time and currency denominations from Rs 1 to Rs 2000.
Though they’re equally amazing as Kilkari, but it surely steals the limelight, being a visual picture-book, solely based on images and illustrations. The book covers info on fruits, vegetables, plants, foods, family members, water, earth, weather, festivals, good habits, traffic rules etc.
Education experts believe that the content of these three books is far better than the course covered in books for upper classes (I and II).
Informing the media regarding their ambitious plans, Rajasthan women and child development minister Anita Bhadel said that last year the government invested Rs 40 crores for boosting the infrastructure. These centres were installed with new green boards, table-chairs, display boards, charts etc.
Upholding the positive spirit of development, the government proposed the idea of monthly parent-teacher meeting to engage community participation. This year, they’re pining for academic reformation, which will help them lay down a strong foundation to enhance academic performance of students.
The government is positive that these centres will help control drop-out rates in schools. This way, more kids from BPL families can receive proper education in Aanganwadi Pathshalas.