On Thursday, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje inaugurated a Toy Bank Scheme at Ajmer, an initiative by the district administration, which aims at providing toys to children from poor families visiting Anganwadi centres.
Inaugurating the scheme via videoconferencing, she appreciated the initiative and said the other 32 districts of state should take interest in this type of scheme.
A campaign to collect toys from the public has begun from Thursday for which 10 to 15 centres have been established in the city. "After collection of toys, those will be distributed to the 1,936 Anganwadi centres in the district", District Collector Gaurav Goyal said.
"The toys would attract children of poor families to visit the Anganwadi centres which provide free meals, health check ups and medicines to children and mothers", he added.
State Women and Child Development minister Anita Bhadel and education minister Vasudev Devnani, Divisional Commissioner H S Meena were among those who attended the programme.
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