Former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel urged Class I officers in the state to adopt children from Aanganwadis to bring momentum to the campaign to end malnutrition. At present the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Anandiben Patel was in Vadodara as the chief guest of an event organised by Lok Sabha MP Ranjan Bhatt to ‘adopt’ 2,400 patients of tuberculosis as part of the TB-Free India Campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Anandiben said that after taking over as the Governor of UP, she herself has ‘adopted’ patients suffering from TB. She recalled that during her tenure as Gujarat CM, several police officials in Bhavnagar had adopted TB patients. Anandiben recommended that colleges adopt villages around their campus and join the TB-free India campaign of which the world has set a deadline for 2030 but Narendra Modi has accelerated it to 2025.
Anandiben Patel urged the Class I officer in State’s employment to adopt children from Aanganwadi to help tackle malnutrition. She said; “More than two lakh children have been given foster care in UP to fight malnutrition.”