By Zaidul Haque, TwoCircles.net,
Delhi: Bebyda Khatun, an Anganwadi worker, received the National Award for the year 2011-12 from the Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi at Vigyan Bhawan on Delhi.
Anganwadi worker Bebyda Khatun recieves her National Award from Union Minister Maneka Gandhi at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi
Khatun, who Twocircles.net had recently featured for her exemplary work as an Anganwadi worker became the first Muslim from the state of West Bengal to receive such a prestigious award, along with a reward of Rs 25,000. Gandhi gave awards to a total of 118 Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) from different State in the country and highlighted the importance of Anganwadi workers. Congratulating the winners and lauding their dedication, Gandhi said that Anganwadi workers are the most important functionary at the grass root level for delivery of services under the Ministry’s flagship programme of Integrated Child Development Services.
Secretary of The Minister of Women and Child Development V. Somasundaran explained that ICDS is the largest scheme of its kind in the world and caters to 10.2 crore children and women. It is important to add value to the scheme by adopting modern technology.
After receiving the award, Khatun told Twocircles.net, “This is the first time I have visited the capital of the country and it was a great pleasure to receive the award from the Minister.”