Published: 02nd December 2019
1 lakh anganwadi workers go on strike against govt decision to start kindergarten classes in govt schools
Over 1,00,000 anganwadi workers say that they will go on a long protest from December 10, 2019, if their demands are not fulfilled by the state government
Around 40,000 workers gathered today at Bengaluru's KP Puttanna Chetty Townhall to protest against the new decision made by the government to start kindergarten (LKG and UKG classes) in government schools. In May 2019, the state government sent a circular stating that around 4,100 anganwadis will be merged with government schools to start classes for kindergarten which means that more than one lakh Anganwadi workers in Karnataka will lose their jobs.