Andhra Pradesh will be introducing ‘Ammaku Vandanam’ in schools
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu has made an announcement on introducing a new programme called –Ammaku Vandanam-while he was in an address of National Women’s Parliament. The government released a GO on Monday in implementing the program from the upcoming academic year 2017-18.
According to the orders of government give out on Monday, the mothers are to be invited to the schools on a particular day every year for this special function.
This is going to be a unique program that will be introducing in government-run schools in Andhra Pradesh from the next academic year said on Monday.
The intention of the program is to pay tribute to mothers and respect motherhood. Mothers of all the students are invited to the schools on a particular day and the children will be seeking blessings form them by performing Pada Puja.
The program will be witnessed by all students and which will ultimately anticipate them to respect the traditions and cultures of the country.
According to the GO No 22, the celebrations of the program is made voluntary for high schools.
Naidu’s government also decided to implement this program in 5,000 high schools all across the state from the academic year 2017-18.
The government has allocated in huge of about Rs 2.50 crore for organizing the program. While the government said that they will be providing Rs 1.25 crore and the remaining will have to be organized by the headmasters and teachers from alumni or donors.
The Education Department of the state has said that it would be a voluntary programme which is aimed to pay tributes to mothers and respect motherhood. It hopes this would teach the students respect for mothers and sensitize them towards women and gender equality.
This programme is inspired form an Indonesian school where Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in February proposed the idea of ‘Ammaku Vandanam’
“If there are good things in other countries, we should emulate,” AP CM said.