Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Anganwadi workers continue strike

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The Anganwadi teachers continued their agitations on Friday and their strike entered the fourth day today.
Many Anganwadi workers took out a rally from VSR & NVR College to the Market centre. Later they formed a human chain in front of the municipal corporation office. Holding placards, they raised slogans demanding the government to concede their legitimate demands. The leaders of CITU and women organizations extended solidarity with the agitating Anganwadi workers and took part in the rally.
In the West Godavari district, the Anganwadi organized a protest dharna in Narasapuram. Former MLA Bandaru Madhava Naidu met the agitating Anganwadi workers in the camp and expressed solidarity. Similar agitations were held at various places across the district.
In Madakashira town in the SSS district, the Anganwadi workers took a huge rally and held a protest demonstration at Rajiv Gandhi Circle.
Meanwhile, the revenue staff broke open an Anganwadi centre in Madakashira and handed it over to the secretariat staff. The secretariat staff were asked to run the Anganwadi centre till the strike was called off by the agitating Anganwadi workers. The village secretariat staff broke open the doors of the pre-primary anganwadi centre at Lakkavaram village on Friday in Eluru district and handed over the centre to the secretariat staff.
The locks of the Anganwadi centres at Nandigama, Ramavarappadu, and Prasadampadu were also broken and handed over to the secretariat staff to run the centres. After receiving the information that the Anganwadi centre was broken open in Penuganchiprolu, the Anganwadi teachers staged a protest in front of the MPDO office. They also protested in front of the rural police station in Proddatur against the opening of the Anganwadi centre being handed over to secretariat staff.  They complained to the police demanding action against those who broke open the Anganwadi centre without. In Nellore district, the Anganwadi workers prevented the breaking of doors of 52 centres in the district, the agitating Anganwadi workers told the media.

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