Chandigarh, July 07 (Hindustan Times). In protest against the new education policy and Bal Vatikas being implemented by the Haryana government, the Anganwadi workers of the state have announced to celebrate July 10 as Black Day.
State Executive Head of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union Haryana Urmila Rawat and Executive General Secretary Bijnesh Rana said in a statement on Saturday that Bal Vatika and New Education Policy 2020 will have a lot of side effects on Anganwadi centers. Instead of strengthening the Women and Child Development Department, the government is taking steps towards closing down Anganwadi centers. The rent of the Anganwadi centers is not being paid since two years. From December 2022, the honorarium given by the Central Government is also not being received. Ration is never being collected in Anganwadi centers. The demands considered by the government and the department in talks with the union are not being implemented.
He said that in the year 2021-2022, during the strike, the honorarium should be paid immediately by deducting Rs 100 and Rs 200 per month. The honorarium for the dismissed workers and helpers during the strike should be given immediately. Destruction of Anganwadi centers in the name of Bal Vatika should be stopped. National Education Policy 2020 should be canceled and workers and helpers should be made permanent. Regarding the above demands, on July 10, on the call of IIFA, all Anganwadi workers and helpers will celebrate Black Day in their respective districts by participating in demonstrations wearing black clothes.