Social Welfare Board mulling to establish Toys bank

Chairperson J&K State Social Welfare Board Dr Nirmal Gupta today said that working women need support in terms of substitute day care for their young children while they are at work.

Chairperson J&K State Social Welfare Board Dr Nirmal Gupta today said that working women need support in terms of substitute day care for their young children while they are at work. Gupta was reviewing the progress of the Board. Gupta said with increasing employment opportunities for women, breaking up of joint family system and growing need to supplement household income, more and more women are working.

"These women need support in terms of substitute day care for their young children while they are at work."

"J&K State Social Welfare Board is providing Crèche and Day Care Services to women belonging to very poor families, "The Board has established 694 Crèche Centres in 22 Districts of the State, where almost 17,500 children in the age group of 0-6 years are provided supplementary nutrition, as well as pre-primary education through play-way method.  The expenditure on the scheme is met by the Government of India, through Central Social Welfare Board. "Since there is no provision under the scheme for purchase of toys, a suggestion has been made that a Toys Bank could be established, which will be utilized in Creche Centres for under privileged Children. In case any organization or person is willing to donate toys for these lesser privileged children, they can approach the State Social Welfare Board offices, located at Old Secretariat  Srinagar and Pragati Bhawan Rail Head Complex, Jammu."

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