Itanagar, Jan 28: To cater to the needs of working mothers at the Civil Secretariat here, the Arunachal Pradesh Government has established a creche with all facilities to accommodate children on all working days.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the creche today, which was established by the Women and Child Development Department with a capacity to accommodate around 15 children at a time. Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar and several other officers were present on the occasion.

“Good news for working mothers! We now have Creche facilities for employees of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Secretariat. I congratulate @WcdArunachal for the noble step! @MinistryWCD,” Khandu said in his official Twitter handle.

The creche will run from 9.30 am to 4 pm on all working days for children between 6 months to five years whose parents work at the Civil Secretariat, official sources said.

Anganwadi staff will be deployed in the creche to take care of the children. It has all the facilities required by children including sleeping beds, reading and colouring books, leisure and cognitive skill toys and a play zone, the sources added.

The details of parents, along with the medical history of the child, will be noted when a child is admitted to the creche.

With the creche facility at the Secretariat, the women employees will be at ease to concentrate more on their work as their children will be in a safe and joyful atmosphere. Establishment of the facility will go a long way in meeting the long-felt needs of the working mothers of the Secretariat, the sources added. – PTI