The Village Empowerment Committee (VEC) is playing a significant role in the implementation of the 'Bal Chetna Anganwadi Project', initiated by the Vedanta Foundation.
Online PR News – 02-March-2010 – – The Village Empowerment Committee (VEC) is playing a significant role in the implementation of the 'Bal Chetna Anganwadi Project', initiated by the Vedanta Foundation. After the intervention of Vedanta Foundation Village Empowerment Committee were formed almost in every village of Lanjigarh Block in Kalahandi district. These committees are playing important role in the development of ICDS Anganwadi system. The committee is also doing its job infallible manner to create awareness and public opinion against corruption.
People are now being aware about different Government programmes and the projects taken up by the Vedanta Foundation. The anganwadi workers are also showing dedication and sincerity towards child development. 'Balchetna Anganwadi Project' stresses on the importance and impact of pre-school education and food quality. As per Mr. Ashok Kumar Bisoi, President and Ward Member of Bhairagada-A, the Bal Chetna Anganwadi Project is leading to social development in a backward district like Kalahandi besides creating a new chapter in child development and care. In this context, the Bal Chetna Project in Phuldumer has set an example.
Vedanta Foundation set up a child care centre in this village on 20th November 2008. It came up as a ray of hope for this village, which was far from the reach of education and development. Later, CCWs and assistants were appointed in this centre to manage this child care centre. With these workers and assistants, who were dedicated towards the development of children, a special learning method was carried out at this centre with a view to bring about positive changes in the behaviour of the learners and their overall development.
But some of the instigated anti Vedanta tribals had torched fire to the centre. The centre has been revived by the efforts of the representatives of Vedanta Foundation. Vedanta lauds the efforts of Mr.Balakrushna Rath, Mr.S.K.Maharana, Mr.Kumar Gauraba Parida, Mr.Kulamani Sahoo and the CCWs towards reopening the child care centre with great courage and conviction. It was the mission of Vedanta Foundation representatives for the revival and refunctioning of the centre against all the odds. Frequent meetings and confidence building measures were undertaken by the representatives of VEDANTA FOUNDATION. The villagers were assured and apprised of the benefits of sending their children to the centre.
Also Vedanta Foundation Representatives formed one Village Education Empowerment Committee consisting of Village Head and other eminent persons of Phuldumer village and the fully motivated Committee ensured Vedanta Foundation that the Committee will take all the responsibilities of the CHILD CARE CENTRE. They took ownership of the centre and vowed to face all odds, come what may. The villagers are now sending their children to the child care centre and getting manifold benefits of the project.