Peren ICDS Project under the Department of Social Welfare organised the district level launching programme of Poshan Maah 2022 at Women Welfare Hall, Jalukie Town on 1 September 2022.
The POSHAN (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition) Abhiyaan is Government of India’s flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children under 6 years of age, pregnant women and lactating mothers, Launched by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
The month of September is observed as #PoshanMaah in India. #PoshanAbhiyan aims to address the challenge of malnutrition in a mission mode.@CBC_MIB Field units will hold extensive outreach programs during the month.
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During the programme, AWW Samziuram, Amanna administered the Poshan Pledge, while CDPO, Nsong, Dishong Chawang highlighted the aims and objectives of Poshan Maah and the importance of mass participation. CDPO, Tening, Yanbeni Humtsoe also spoke on the importance and awareness of nutrition of all age groups, especially children below six (6) years, adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating mothers.
The month-long event will witness activities across the country on awareness about nutrition, sensitization on the importance of nutrition, identification and outreach programmes for pregnant and lactating women, awareness drives, camps and fairs for children below six years and adolescent girls and highlight objectives of ‘Swasth Bharat’ and plan activities to sensitize citizens about it.
At the state level, under the programme focus will be placed on traditional foods and linking of such foods with local festivals during the month.
Various thematic activities around nutrition will further be carried out at the state level through Anganwadi workers, ASHA, ANN, primary health centres, community health centres and schools. Such activities are being taken up to ensure a healthier future for women and children.
The programme was chaired by District Poshan Coordinator, Kulule, and vote of thanks was proposed by District Block Coordinator, Kekuhungbo. Jalukie ICDS Project also organised the block level launching programme at CDPO’s Office, Jalukie town.