A VISIT TO A UP VILLAGE - SMALL KIDS IN ANGANWADI A NEGLECTED LOT
Adv Ashok Agarwal on his visit to one of the U.P. villages, namely, Sarai Ghasi, Sikandrabad, District Bulandshahar U.P. (65 kms from Delhi) on January 01, 2015 found that the small kids (in the age group 3 to 6 yrs) are simply a neglected lot. Two rooms belonging to the primary school have been given to Aganwadi Workers to run Anganwadi for the small kids. Lot of space in both the rooms was occupied by wheat bags. When we entered into the premises, we found two small kids were cleaning room with broom in their hands in the presence of Anganwadi Workers. The utensils they had brought for mid-day meal were unclean. on enquiry, we were told that the kids are the children of the migrant-workers working in brick-kiln industry. Both the rooms were dark. There was no electric connection. Tender-aged children were sitting on a mat made of plastic rags stitched together. The surface of the same was chilling cold. One of these kids was having a school bag with him and when the same was opened, bits of a torn book were found.