A Victim Of Poverty Herself, Ishrat Bano, An Anganwadi Worker In Jaipur Is Committed Towards Welfare Of Children In Her Area | News

March 9, 2021 0 Comments



Ishrat Bano, an Anganwadi worker from Jaipur works for the welfare of children of Idgah Kachi Basti, a slum area in the city

Highlights
  • The infrastructure of Anganwadi Centres need to be improved: Ishrat Bano
  • It is a great feeling to be able to contribute towards child welfare: Ms. B
  • Ms. Bano’s work has been recognised at the national level

New Delhi: Seven years ago, when Ishrat Bano applied for becoming an Anganwadi Worker, her aim was to volunteer in her free time towards the welfare of children and pregnant women in her community. Over the years she realised that she wanted to do more for them and her work as a foot soldier for the Department of Women and Child Development’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) became her passion. A resident of Jaipur, Rajasthan, 38-year-old Ishrat Bano has gained popularity as ‘Anganwadi Wali Baaji’ (Elder Sister from Anganwadi) for all the households of Idgah Kachchi Basti, a slum area in the city.

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Mother of two boys, Ishrat Bano is the sole breadwinner of her family of four. Because of a medical condition, her husband is unable to work. She said,

My husband is suffering from some infection in his hands because of which he stopped working long back. His treatment is still going on.

Ms. Bano gets Rs. 7,500 per month as the honorarium for her work at the Anganwadi centre. She said that she is hardly able to save anything at the end of the month and major part of her earnings are spent on childcare, her husband’s treatment, food and partly paying the rent of the Anganwadi centre.

I run the Anganwadi centre in a small room with a small kitchen. The monthly rent of this room is Rs. 2000 out of which only Rs. 750 is paid by the state government, rest of the Rs. 1,250 is paid out of my earnings. I don’t have any other choice because no other place is available for a lower rent, she told NDTV.

According to Ms. Bano, people living in Idgah slum have a hand-to-mouth existence. Their children are not healthy and many of them are undernourished. Thus, this Anganwadi centre is an important source of care, food and nutrition for the children of this slum. She said,

The Anganwadi Helper assigned to my centre is responsible for bringing children to the centre. We have never faced any issue in this regard. Most of the families living is this slum area are from other states like West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and are daily wage earners who work as domestic help or construction labour or rickshaw pullers. So, when both parents are out for work, they leave their younger children at my centre. Children enrolled in the Anganwadi centre get foodgrains as Take-Home Ration in lieu of the hot meal and supplementary nutrition item (a mixture of jaggery, peanuts and other foods) they used to get here. We will start the kitchen when we get a go ahead from officials.

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She has also organised food, clothes and books through donations by highlighting the needs of her community to people outside it.

Ms. Bano started a new initiative of assessing the performance of each child on the basis of what they learn at the Anganwadi centre and provide handwritten progress cards to the parents. The aim is to prepare children to get admission in good schools. According to her, every year at least 45-50 children enrolled at her centre get admission in government schools. She said,

My Anganwadi centre is the first to provide report cards to the parents because I want them to become competitive, get into good schools and have a bright future. Therefore, apart from providing them with food and nutrition, we focus on their education too. We conduct regular meetings with parents so that we can connect with families of each child and tell them what needs to be done to help improve their child’s learning and health.

Apart from this, Ms. Bano helps those in need by making them aware about various welfare and health related schemes and programmes of the state and central government. She and the ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) assigned to her centre also accompany patients to the hospital when they need medical attention.

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Acknowledging the dedication of Ms. Bano towards serving the children of her community, Dr. KK Pathak, Nodal Anganwadi officer of Rajasthan State government said,

We are glad to have committed people like Ishrat Bano in our workforce and it is because of their efforts that we have been able to improve our health and nutrition indicators. I am aware of the fact that they work in dismal conditions, but the department has been facing a lack of funds. We will be working towards improving their situation as soon as we get funds from the centre.

For Ruksana, a resident of Idgah slum, Ishrat Baaji (sister in Urdu) is no less than an angel. She said,

There has never been a time when my family and I needed help and Ishrat Baaji refused to help. She has put in a lot of efforts to build a community of parents who have become more aware of the ways to improve the wellbeing of their child. My children were also enrolled in her Anganwadi centre when they were little. She even helped me by motivating me to learn to make sweets and earn a livelihood.

Not only the people of Idgah, but also the National Women’s Commission has recognised her efforts and awarded her in a ceremony felicitating the frontline workers across the country.

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NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

11,71,50,768Cases

4,82,03,864Active

6,63,47,035Recovered

25,99,869Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 192 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 11,71,50,768 and 25,99,869 have died; 4,82,03,864 are active cases and 6,63,47,035 have recovered as on March 9, 2021 at 3:49 am.

India

1,12,44,786 15388Cases

1,87,462 -1285Active

1,08,99,394 16596Recovered

1,57,930 77Deaths

In India, there are 1,12,44,786 confirmed cases including 1,57,930 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,87,462 and 1,08,99,394 have recovered as on March 9, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai45,478

Thane13,660

Pune9,920

Mumbai Suburban5,363

Aurangabad1,974

Nashik1,575

Raigad1,462

Palghar1,421

Solapur1,291

Jalgaon1,039

Akola757

Nagpur692

Kolhapur646

Satara629

Ratnagiri350

Amravati291

Dhule228

Hingoli208

Jalna201

Ahmednagar190

Nanded176

Yavatmal150

Sangli145

Latur139

Osmanabad125

Sindhudurg114

Buldhana88

Parbhani78

gondia69

Beed54

Nandurbar42

Gadchiroli42

Bhandara41

Chandrapur32

Washim13

Wardha11

22,28,471 8,744

98,859 346

20,77,112 9,068

52,500 22

DistrictCases

Kannur357

Kasaragod333

Palakkad224

Malappuram119

Kollam118

Thrissur106

Thiruvananthapuram104

Pathanamthitta98

Kozhikode90

Alappuzha76

Kottayam73

Ernakulam60

Idukki40

Wayanad36

10,78,739 1,412

39,532 1,630

10,34,895 3,030

4,312 12

DistrictCases

Udupi1,176

Kalaburagi669

Yadgir538

Bengaluru Urban529

Raichur369

Mandya346

Belagavi337

Bidar219

Hassan205

Davangere204

Vijayapura201

Dakshina Kannada179

Chikkaballapura149

Mysuru107

Bagalkote103

Uttara Kannada95

Shivamogga67

Dharwad61

Ballari60

Gadag45

Bengaluru Rural40

Tumakuru36

Kolar29

Haveri24

Chikkamagaluru19

Chitradurga14

Koppal5

Kodagu4

Ramanagara3

Chamarajanagara0

9,55,451 436

6,834 47

9,36,250 478

12,367 5

DistrictCases

Kurnool795

Krishna557

Guntur511

Anantapur428

East Godavari356

Chittoor319

Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296

Y.S.R.205

West Godavari199

Srikakulam183

Prakasam104

Visakhapatnam103

Vizianagaram23

8,90,766 74

1,009 11

8,82,581 61

7,176 2

DistrictCases

Chennai23,324

Chengalpattu1,314

Thiruvallur774

Villupuram509

Kanchipuram503

Tiruvannamalai496

Cuddalore477

Ariyalur444

Tirunelveli433

Tuticorin333

Kallakurichi324

Madurai322

Salem258

Coimbatore188

Virudhunagar185

Dindigul175

Perambalur133

Ranipet133

Thanjavur130

Theni129

Tiruchirappalli119

Ramanathapuram119

Tiruppur116

Kanniyakumari110

Tenkasi103

Nagapattinam99

Karur88

Namakkal83

Erode75

Vellore71

Thiruvarur67

Pudukkottai53

Sivaganga46

Tirupathur45

Krishnagiri43

The Nilgiris17

Dharmapuri15

8,55,677 556

4,018 21

8,39,138 532

12,521 3

DistrictCases

North West5,463

Central4,817

West4,768

New Delhi3,405

North3,059

East2,472

South East2,446

South West2,391

South2,329

North East1,914

Shahdara1,580

6,41,340 239

1,730 73

6,28,686 309

10,924 3

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar1,119

Agra933

Ghaziabad794

Meerut504

Lucknow386

Saharanpur298

Kanpur Nagar286

Moradabad252

Varanasi243

Hapur225

Aligarh215

Basti214

Amethi206

Rampur203

Jaunpur194

Firozabad190

Barabanki168

Gorakhpur166

Bulandshahr166

Siddharth Nagar159

Ghazipur159

Bijnor157

Deoria143

Azamgarh138

Sant Kabeer Nagar132

Mathura129

Ayodhya120

Muzaffarnagar117

Sambhal116

Sultanpur97

Ambedkar Nagar92

Maharajganj85

Amroha80

Rae Bareli78

Bahraich73

Kheri72

Kannauj69

Baghpat68

Kushi Nagar67

Bhadohi60

Ballia60

Gonda59

Etah52

Hardoi49

Balrampur49

Mau48

Mainpuri46

Etawah46

Hathras43

Unnao42

Jalaun41

Jhansi41

Shamli40

Chandauli38

Auraiya37

Farrukhabad36

Sitapur32

Prayagraj30

Banda27

Shahjahanpur25

Shravasti23

Budaun23

Mirzapur22

Bareilly17

Kasganj16

Pratapgarh15

Pilibhit15

Sonbhadra10

Kaushambi6

Kanpur Dehat4

Chitrakoot4

Lalitpur3

Hamirpur3

Mahoba3

Fatehpur3

6,04,380 101

1,634 13

5,94,008 113

8,738 1

DistrictCases

Kolkata2,777

Howrah1,435

24 Paraganas North1,031

Hooghly604

24 Paraganas South281

Maldah235

Dinajpur Uttar216

Coochbehar210

Birbhum206

Medinipur West159

Medinipur East153

Nadia139

Purba Bardhaman130

Murshidabad125

Bankura116

Darjeeling97

Jalpaiguri88

Paschim Bardhaman70

Purulia66

Dinajpur Dakshin50

Alipurduar39

Kalimpong18

Jhargram9

5,76,838 215

3,155 8

5,63,403 221

10,280 2

DistrictCases

Ganjam581

Jajapur322

Khordha238

Baleshwar190

Kendrapara164

Cuttack155

Bhadrak137

Balangir129

Puri103

Sundargarh102

Jagatsinghapur91

Nayagarh86

Mayurbhanj73

Nuapada69

Gajapati61

Dhenkanal36

Boudh34

Kendujhar34

Deogarh33

Kalahandi33

Sonepur29

Kandhamal28

Anugul26

Malkangiri20

Bargarh16

Koraput16

Sambalpur16

Jharsuguda8

Nabarangpur2

Rayagada2

3,37,803 59

718 29

3,35,168 88

1,917

DistrictCases

Jaipur2,177

Jodhpur1,748

Udaipur724

Bharatpur563

Kota503

Nagaur500

Ajmer379

Dungarpur374

Pali352

Jhalawar329

Bhilwara250

Sikar231

Chittorgarh188

Tonk171

Jalore164

Rajsamand140

Sirohi130

Bikaner112

Banswara91

Alwar90

Churu81

Jhunjhunu64

Dausa61

Dholpur60

Baran59

Jaisalmer53

Barmer34

Hanumangarh31

SawaiMadhopur26

Karauli17

Pratapgarh14

Ganganagar8

Bundi5

3,21,711 179

1,883 128

3,17,039 51

2,789

DistrictCases

Bilaspur100

Korba100

Mungeli87

Baloda Bazar85

Jashpur77

Janjgir-Champa56

Mahasamund54

Rajnandgaon52

Kabirdham52

Raigarh47

Raipur46

Balod41

Korea39

Durg31

Bemetara21

Kanker19

Balrampur17

Surguja14

Gariyaband10

Surajpur9

Dhamtari6

Bijapur2

Bastar2

Dantewada0

Kondagaon0

Narayanpur0

Sukma0

3,14,640 320

2,919 99

3,07,862 220

3,859 1

DistrictCases

Hyderabad2,475

Ranga Reddy183

Suryapet87

Jagitial77

Nizamabad76

MedchalMalkajgiri75

Mancherial43

YadadriBhuvanagiri40

Jogulamba Gadwal40

Vikarabad40

Nalgonda33

Warangal Urban32

Mahabubnagar30

Sangareddy26

Khammam26

Adilabad22

Nirmal21

Karimnagar17

RajannaSircilla16

Medak11

Kamareddy11

Mahabubabad10

Jayashankar Bhupalapally9

Nagarkurnool8

Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8

Jangoan8

Siddipet7

Peddapalli5

Bhadradri Kothagudem5

Warangal Rural4

Mulugu3

Narayanpet3

Wanaparthy1

3,00,153 142

1,769 38

2,96,740 178

1,644 2

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad17,125

Surat2,311

Vadodara1,555

Gandhinagar410

Mahesana159

Banas Kantha147

Bhavnagar146

Rajkot135

Arvalli134

Mahisagar125

Anand107

PanchMahals107

Patan105

SabarKantha101

Kachchh99

Kheda98

Jamnagar63

Bharuch56

Botad55

Surendranagar55

Valsad47

GirSomnath45

Dohad43

Chhotaudepur37

Naysari35

Junagadh31

Narmada25

DevbhumiDwarka22

Amreli16

Porbandar11

Tapi6

Dang5

Morbi4

2,73,941 555

3,212 72

2,66,313 482

4,416 1

DistrictCases

Gurugram2,950

Faridabad867

Sonipat404

Rohtak145

Palwal120

Jhajjar114

Karnal104

Hisar98

Ambala93

Panipat78

Nuh68

Bhiwani60

Rewari56

Kurukshetra55

Sirsa50

Kaithal48

Mahendragarh47

CharkiDadri43

Panchkula39

Fatehabad38

Jind38

Yamunanagar19

2,72,751 231

2,083 52

2,67,610 177

3,058 2

DistrictCases

Indore3,839

Bhopal1,880

Ujjain799

Burhanpur351

Neemuch319

Jabalpur276

East Nimar266

Sagar228

Gwalior211

Khargone196

Dewas140

Dhar132

Mandsaur112

Morena109

Bhind87

Raisen71

Barwani60

Ratlam51

Rewa39

Shajapur39

Hoshangabad37

Vidisha37

Chhatarpur35

Betul35

Rajgarh31

Dindori29

Sheopur26

Damoh26

Satna24

Anuppur22

Panna20

Tikamgarh18

Sidhi17

Narsinghpur17

Chhindwara16

Agar Malwa15

Mandla15

Shivpuri15

Jhabua14

Shandol14

Singrauli13

Ashoknagar13

Datia12

Sehore12

Umaria10

Balaghat9

Guna8

Harda4

Alirajpur3

Katni3

Seoni2

Niwari0

2,65,070 427

3,638 32

2,57,560 394

3,872 1

DistrictCases

Patna279

Bhagalpur266

Rohtas256

Khagaria253

Begusarai243

Madhubani199

Munger188

Jehanabad178

Katihar175

Darbhanga143

Samastipur139

Siwan139

PurbiChamparan138

Purnia135

Banka134

Buxar134

Nalanda123

Gopalganj123

Nawada122

Sheikhpura118

Gaya115

Kaimur (bhabua)105

Bhojpur103

Saran101

Muzaffarpur96

Saharsa88

Supaul87

Vaishali87

Madhepura82

Kishanganj75

Aurangabad75

Sitamarhi73

Lakhisarai72

Araria68

Pashchim Champaran57

Arwal52

Jamui47

Sheohar20

2,62,779 21

290 23

2,60,942 43

1,547 1

DistrictCases

Kamrup Metro276

Golaghat203

Nagaon143

Hojai89

Dima Hasao86

Karimganj85

Tinsukia84

Cachar80

Dibrugarh61

Hailakandi57

Lakhimpur57

Marigaon50

Dhemaji47

Kamrup42

Kokrajhar37

Dhubri30

Charaideo29

Barpeta28

Udalguri28

Sonitpur27

Jorhat24

Nalbari23

Darrang20

Sivasagar20

Goalpara19

Biswanath16

Baksa14

KarbiAnglong13

Bongaigaon12

Chirang6

West KarbiAnglong5

South SalmaraMancachar4

Majuli2

2,17,682 14

1,624 3

2,14,964 17

1,094

DistrictCases

Amritsar485

Jalandhar297

Ludhiana293

Tarn Taran163

Gurdaspur154

Hoshiarpur140

S.A.S Nagar137

Patiala132

Sangrur107

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99

Pathankot86

Rupnagar (Ropar)74

Faridkot74

Sri Muktsar Sahib71

Moga65

Bathinda60

Fatehgarh Sahib57

Fazilka53

Firozepur50

Kapurthala44

Mansa31

Barnala25

1,89,620 1,229

8,020 523

1,75,659 692

5,941 14

DistrictCases

Anantnag395

Srinagar300

Kulgam295

Baramulla271

Shopian255

Kupwara231

Bandipora175

Udhampur155

Ramban151

Jammu138

Budgam110

Pulwama108

Kathua53

Rajouri39

Ganderbal37

Poonch35

Doda27

Reasi26

Samba25

Kishtwar10

Mirpur0

Muzaffarabad0

1,27,114 70

871 21

1,24,280 90

1,963 1

DistrictCases

East Singhbum170

Ranchi148

Hazaribagh110

Garhwa80

Ramgarh75

Koderma58

Simdega48

Dhanbad32

Gumla28

Palamu27

West Singhbhum21

SaraikelaKharsawan20

Giridih19

Bokaro16

Latehar14

Khunti10

Lohardaga8

Deoghar5

Dumka5

Pakur4

Jamtara2

Godda2

Chatra1

Sahebganj0

1,20,312 53

472 9

1,18,747 44

1,093

DistrictCases

Dehradun370

Nainital323

Tehri Garhwal110

Haridwar94

Udam Singh Nagar83

Almora71

Champawat45

Pithoragarh43

Chamoli36

PauriGarhwal36

Bageshwar31

Rudraprayag30

Uttar Kashi24

97,480 58

662 30

95,123 28

1,695

DistrictCases

Hamirpur117

Kangra105

Una41

Solan32

Chamba29

Bilaspur21

Mandi21

Sirmaur11

Shimla10

Kullu4

Kinnaur2

Lahaul And Spiti0

59,197 79

617 3

57,580 73

1,000 3

DistrictCases

South Goa69

North Goa57

55,463 54

632 56

54,032 110

799

DistrictCases

Pondicherry111

Mahe4

Karaikal2

Yanam0

39,882 14

171 5

39,041 19

670

DistrictCases

Dhalai196

Sepahijala174

Gomati74

South Tripura53

Unakoti49

West Tripura45

Khowai24

North Tripura14

33,424

30 0

33,003

391

DistrictCases

Churachandpur32

Kangpokpi26

Imphal West21

Thoubal18

Imphal East10

Tengnoupal9

Bishnupur7

Senapati6

Chandel5

Kamjong5

Ukhrul4

Jiribam3

Pherzawl3

Kakching2

Tamenglong2

Noney1

29,296 5

29 1

28,894 4

373

DistrictCases

Chandigarh313

22,397 79

725 15

21,316 63

356 1

DistrictCases

Changlang31

Papum Pare8

Lohit3

Namsai2

West Siang1

East Siang1

Upper Siang1

Tawang1

PakkeKessang1

West Kameng0

Upper Subansiri0

Tirap0

Siang0

Shi Yomi0

Anjaw0

Lower Subansiri0

Lower Dibang Valley0

Longding0

Leparada0

KurungKumey0

KraDaadi0

Kamle0

East Kameng0

Dibang Valley0

Lower Siang0

16,839

3 0

16,780

56

DistrictCases

East Khasi Hills22

West Garo Hills5

South West Garo Hills4

North Garo Hills1

West Jaintia Hills1

West Khasi Hills1

East Garo Hills0

East Jaintia Hills0

Ribhoi0

South Garo Hills0

South West Khasi Hills0

13,973 1

12 1

13,813 2

148

DistrictCases

Dimapur20

Mon8

Kohima7

Kiphire3

Tuensang3

Peren2

Phek1

Longleng0

Mokokchung0

Wokha0

Zunheboto0

12,217

19 1

12,107 1

91

DistrictCases

Kargil77

LehLadakh43

9,833 2

44 0

9,659 2

130

DistrictCases

East District3

South District3

North District0

West District0

6,174

50 0

5,989

135

DistrictCases

South Andamans33

Nicobars1

North And Middle Andaman1

5,026 2

7 0

4,957 2

62

DistrictCases

Kolasib11

Aizawl10

Mamit8

Lawngtlai2

Lunglei2

Saitual1

Champhai0

Hnahthial0

Khawzawl0

Saiha0

Serchhip0

4,432 4

10 2

4,412 2

10

DistrictCases

Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

3,421 5

17 5

3,402

2

DistrictCases

Lakshadweep District0

494 8

164 6

329 2

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