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Two schemes, Swa Niyojan and Ghare Ghare Anganwadi, were launched at eastern Assam’s Jorhat on Monday.

The schemes were launched at a simple function held at the Jorhat deputy commissioner’s conference hall.

Both the schemes were launched by Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly and Jorhat MLA Hitendranath Goswami in the presence of Assam Rajya Sabha MP from Jorhat Kamakhya Prasad Tasa.

Speaking about Swa Niyojan, Goswami said the scheme would enable those who had returned from outside the State to be self-employed.

“In this regard forms were being distributed in the quarantine centres where the migrant workers were being quarantined after they returned from other states,” he said.

Goswami further said the district administration would help them if they decided to take up any trade like plumbing, electrical repairs, tailoring, mechanic, etc.

Tasa in his speech praised the Jorhat district administration for coming up with different schemes that enabled people to become independent.

The Ghare Ghare Anganwadi scheme which had been announced earlier by deputy commissioner Roshni A Korati aimed at teaching children under Anganwadi centres during the lockdown days till schools reopened.

The booklets had been prepared by the department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Community Science, Assam Agricultural University.

Dr Ruplekha Borah, Dean of Community Science College attended the inaugural ceremony.

Tullika Borah, assistant professor, department of Human Development and Family Studies said the early development stage of a child should not be interrupted due to the pandemic as it was the foundation on which later development depended.

She further said the modules consisted of activities that could be easily administered by the parents.

The booklets aimed at wholesome development of the children aged between three to six taking into cognisance physical, cognitive, language, socio-emotional, mental and creative.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com