Dalit kids denied admission in anganwadi centre

The incident came to light after victims mother brought it to the notice of the authorities.

According to the complaint filed with the secretary, Women and Child Development department and a copy of which was given to the district collector by Tulasi Sethy of Oddiso village in Rasulpur block in the district, that her two children were denied admission into the village Anganwadi centre as they belong to Dalit community.

Jajpur Collector Pramod Kumar Mohanty said that an enqiry into the incident has been ordered.

The Anganwadi worker being an upper caste lady allegedly declined to admit the duo on the ground of untouchability.

There is only one Anganwadi centre run by the government at the village and all children have to go for pre school education and nutrious food distributed free there.

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