Udaipur : Vedanta Nand Ghar, an Anil Agarwal Foundation Initiative, has been awarded the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative under the ‘Indira Mahila Shakti Protsahan Evam Samman Yojana’ by the Rajasthan Government.
As part of the International Women’s day celebrations, the award was given by Honourable Minister of State, Smt. Mamta Bhupesh, Women and Child Development, Govt. of Rajasthan at the Amrita Haat in Jaipur on 14th March 2021, at a state level festival organized by the Department Women and Child Development, Govt of Rajasthan, that aims to promote entrepreneurial abilities among rural women.
Smt. Mamta Bhupesh, Minister for Women and Child Development, Govt. of Rajasthan appreciated Nand Ghar for its contribution towards the development of the community and also recognized Nand Ghar’s work towards the upliftment of children, women, and the community in the state.
Nand Ghar has 1185 centres spread across 12 districts in Rajasthan that provide best in class facilities to the children and women for their overall growth and development.
The journey of Nand Ghar started in 2015 as a dream project of the Vedanta Chairman, Anil Agarwal. A network of model anganwadis, Nand Ghar provides pre-school education through e-learning, BaLa designs and smart kits. Along with education, children are also provided with nutritious meals and health facilities for their unhindered growth. Nand Ghar also aims to strengthen skill and entrepreneurship among rural women. With the Vision to transform the lives of 8.5 crore children and 2 crore women across 13.7 lakh anganwadis the Nand Ghars are set up in a collaboration with the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development.
With more than 2100 centres, the Nand Ghar project is now spread across 10 states – Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Assam, Himanchal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The project aims to touch the lives of 4 million community members while directly impacting around 2 lakh children and 1.8 lakh women on an annual basis.
Nand Ghars are equipped with solar panels to ensure 24X7 electricity, water purifiers, clean toilets and smart television sets, and have become a model resource centre for the local communities. Pre-school education is provided to children in the age group of 3-6 years. Nutritious meals and take-home rations are being provided for children, pregnant and lactating women. Primary healthcare services are rendered through mobile health vans & telemedicine facilities and women are empowered through skilling, credit linkage and enterprise development.