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This, ofcourse will not be reported by the mainstream media. What’s wondering me though, is the fact that even the social media traction is far less than what this deserves! unsure emoticon Reports suggest that there are more than 1,00,000 people who were part of the struggle and demonstration.


‘Vidhan Soudha Chalo’ (at Bangalore) by Anganwadi workers on the 11 th day ( Feb 12) of their indefinite strike. More than one lakh Anganwadi workers under the banner of Karnataka Rajya Anganwadi Noukarara Sangha, the Union affiliated to AIFAWH (CITU) in Karnataka and All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) were on their indefinite strike and Day and Night dharna from February 2 against the govt. attempt to privatize the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme.

Minister for women and child development, Karnataka Smt. Umashree while addressing Anganwadi Workers at Freedom park after discussions with Chief Minister assured support /persuasion from Govt. of Karnataka against privatization, considering increase in honorarium in the ensuing budget, death relief payment of Rs.50000 per worker, health insurance scheme for all Anganwadi workers. after listening to all these, and considering the recommendations the assembled Anganwadi workers decided to call off their agitation and to resume work.

The rider to calling off the agitation is to resume the struggle immediately after State budget in first week of March. Thus the month long agitation ended forcing the government to acknowledge our organizational strength. This struggle is a definite historical step forward.