An Anganwadi centre in a village is an essential institution in a rural setting to ensure a healthy, educated and aware child and mother. However, this village in Bisungarh district of Jharkhand, home to over at least 61 mothers worry that their children are denied the benefits of anganwadi such as vaccinations, basic education and nutrition. “There should be an Anganwadi centre here so that our children can read and write properly”, opines a worried mother of the village.
Maternal mortality rate (MMR) in Jharkhand is 261 deaths per one lakh live births, which is much higher than the national average of 212 deaths. 41 children out of 1000, born in Jharkhand, don’t live to see a tomorrow. But women like Manju Kiski, who are dedicated to demanding better accountability and responsibilities from their district’s government officials to ensure a safe, just and equal society through the power of media.
Call Shipra Sinha, the Block Child Development Officer of Bisungarh, Jharkhand on +91-9955123060 and demand that an anganwadi centre is created in the area so that the women and children get access to health check-ups, medical assistance, vaccinations and education.
This video was made by a Video Volunteers Community Correspondent Manju Kisku.
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