“The working of Anganwadi centers should be changed and upgraded so that every child in the state gets food and education. Anganwadi workers should be given gratuity. It’s been eight days since the protest started. Women and Child Welfare Minister Halappa Achar Didn’t even bother to look into the issue. This ignorance is condemnable,” she said.
In this regard, a notice has been given to Minister Halappa on January 3. There have been two meetings at director level and protests have been held at Freedom Park and district centers last year. “However, Minister Halappa and the officials are not ready to come for talks,” Varalakshmi said.
Kannada actor and activist Chetan Ahimsa said that for eight days anganwadi workers have been protesting for structural changes, including their demand to be classified as ‘teachers’. Anganwadi women serve the most needy of the society like children and pregnant women. “I express my solidarity with them,” he added.