Get an Aanganwadi Kendra in your name
You always wanted to pay homage to your parents/grandparents or wanted to see your name live forever. Now, you have an option to name an Aanganwadi Kendra in your name or the name proposed by you. All you have to do is to donate a small piece of land or land with constructed building for above mentioned purpose. A small piece of land can make you or your parents/grandparents immortal. At the same time, your little philanthropic gesture can change many lives in your locality.An Aanganwadi Kendra is basically 'a home away from home'. This has been started as a part of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme in 1975 with an aim to combat child hunger and malnutrition. The target group of children is aged between 0-6 yrs. At the same time, these centres provide services to pregnant and lactating women for their overall development. The services which are offered by these aanganwadi kendras are supplementary nutrition, immunization, health check up, preschool non formal education, nutrition and health education. Currently, there are about 91,000 No. of aanganwadi kendras running in the state, but there are still 62000 no. of aanganwadi kendras which do not have their own building because they lack of own land. They are either running in rented buildings or in other government building. These are the sites where Government land is also not available in the Tola/ Mohalla, where the Kendra has to run. We call upon all our Bihari brethrens, through Bihar Foundation to contribute to this noble cause. In case you are willing to donate the required land or land with building, you can inform us so that we can facilitate the process of donation. The land should be located in the Tola/ mohalla for which the Aanganwadi centre has been sanctioned. List of Aanganwadi Kendras without their own buildings
REQUIREMENTMinimum requirement of land for an Aanganwadi Kendra is as follows – The ideal requirement is about 5000 sq. ft. However, in case of non-availability, a minimum of 1500 sq. ft. can also accommodate the building but there shall be less open space for the children.
CRITERIADept. of Social Welfare (ICDS Directorate) shall maintain and run the said offices.
- One has to do registry of the land or building in the name of the 'Governor' of Bihar.
- A Committee headed by the DM of the concerned district shall be the ultimate authority in deciding the suitability of the land.