In a first, seventeen ‘Smart Anganwadis’ with the state- of -art facilities were inaugurated on Friday by Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) Deputy Mayor, Advocate Purnima Sharma in different parts of the City.

JMC, Deputy Mayor Purnima Sharma was accompanied by Municipal Councillor of ward no-29, Surinder Sharma.

CEO, Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL), Avny Lavasa, Additional CEO, JSCL, Hitesh Gupta, CDPO Akanksha Kalsotra and other senior officials were present.

These 17 Anganwadis are designed by Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) to enhance children’s physical, mental, and social development.

Several items ranging from furniture to stationery items were procured to convert conventional buildings of Anganwadis into structures with better amenities.

The items procured under Smart City Mission are chairs & Tables for kids and visitors, pre-school kits, whiteboards, stationery items, Utensils, storage bins, hygiene kits, Almirah, racks and wall clocks.
The Aganwadi centres are located at Janipur Colony, Trimurti Mandir, Paloura Soap factory, Mana Basti, Lakkar Mandi A, Tange Wali Gali, and Moh.

Ustaad Sweeper Colony, Christian Colony, Shakti Nagar, Subash Nagar D, Lakshi Nagar Sarwal, Shaheedi Chowk, Masjid Mohalla, Khust Ashram B, Dr Goel Lane, Kabir Colony A and Patel Nagar.

Speaking on occasion, Advocate Purnima Sharma said the project aimed to provide an enabling learning atmosphere to children.

“Jammu Smart City Limited is implementing several projects for the public’s welfare,” she said. She also lauds JSCL for completing projects in a stipulated time frame.

CEO, JSCL Avny Lavasa said that the upgradation of Anganwadi Centers would provide better early childhood care and make the facility more child-friendly to nurture children’s mental and physical development.

She also said the focus of Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) was to improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology to create smart outcomes for citizens.

Municipal Councillor Surinder Sharma said that these newly inaugurated Anganwadis would play a vital role in nourishing children.

“The colourful and well-informed wall paintings and brightly coloured furniture will create a child-friendly environment,” said the Councillor.