The West Godavari District Collector Sri K. Bhasakar has envisaged a six month training programme to accord immense value to the experiences of the Anganwadi employees. Adikavi Nannayya University has designed this diploma programme in both the Godavari Districts. The training programme was named as Smt. Dokka Seethamma Diploma programme for Anganwadi Employees.
This six months course will focus on updating the Anganwadi employees knowledge on Health and Nutrition, Functional English, Digital Literacy, Communication skills and Hygiene to be followed in the community. Adikavi Nannayya University has identified four centers in West Godavari District to conduct this programme. Ch. S. D. St. Theresa’s College for Women (Autonomous), Eluru is one of the centre. In this center 290 candidates registered and classes will commence from 28th July onwards. The Anganwadi employees from Eluru Urban, Bhimadole, Pedapadu and Chinthalapudi projects will attend the course for a period of 6 months.
The Inaugural session started at 3.00pm on 22nd July, 2018 in the college auditorium. All the registered candidates attended the session. The occasion was graced by Dr. T. Hymavathi, Principal, College of Science and Technology,ANUR and Convenor of the programme as the Chief Guest. She enlightened the Anganwadi workers on the importance of the course and benefits gained by the persons who attend this course. She also created awareness on the various subjects the candidates will learn in the duration of six months. Dr. Sr. Mercy, Principal of the college explained about the theme of the programme and the services rendered by Smt. Dokka Seethamma garu for the poor. Guest of Honor Maj. Dr. P. M. Celine Rose raised enthusiasm in the Anganwadi workers so that they can put their complete self in involving in the diploma course.
The programme came to an end at 5.00 pm after the interaction of the participants with the Convenor, Course Coordinator and faculty of the diploma course.