CrackitToday App

Poshan Bhi, Padhai Bhi Campaign

Poshan Bhi, Padhai Bhi Campaign:

Poshan Bhi, Padhai Bhi’ campaign launched by the Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani in September 2022.

  • The government plans to focus on early childhood care and education in 14 lakh Anganwadi centres, reimagining them as pre-schools providing early learning opportunities.
  • Target Age Group is Children under 6 years, especially under 3 years
  • National Education Policy Prioritizes foundational literacy and numeracy with emphasis on Child’s Mother tongue
  • Recommendations of High-Level Task Force on ECCE (2022) :
    • “Rebranding of anganwadis” with upgraded infrastructure;
    • Re-designation of Anganwadis workers as Anganwadi teachers, and helpers as childcare workers;
    • Creche facilities for children under 3 years;
    • Develop common curriculum across different models and emphasis on education in child’s mother tongue.