Itanagar: Department of WCD organised POSHAN Mela

Alo Libang, Minister for Women & Child Development, Health & Family Welfare, etc. inaugurated the POSHAN Mela and visited POSHAN stalls put-up by the Departments of WCD,


Itanagar

The Department of Women & Child Development ( WCD) organized POSHAN Mela on Monday at D K Convention Centre, Itanagar as a part of Rashtriya POSHAN Maah-2019 being celebrated across the country from 1-30 September, 2019.

Alo Libang, Minister for Women & Child Development, Health & Family Welfare, etc. inaugurated the POSHAN Mela and visited POSHAN stalls put-up by the Departments of WCD, Agriculture, State Rural Livelihood Mission, State Urban Livelihood Mission, Education, PHE & WS, Animal Husbandry & Diary Development and Health & Family Welfare depiction natural nutritional food items and its nutritive values where Secretary/ Directors of the concerned departments also participated.

In his address to the gathering, Minister told that the Government of India and the State Government are committed to eradicate malnutrition from the country to make every child healthy to build a healthy nation, He appealed all to contribute to achieve the basic objective of the Abhiyaan and requested all Secretaries of the line departments to cooperate and coordinate for implementation of POSHAN Abhiyaan in the State by creating synergy robust convergence mechanism.

Encouraging the department to organize such a successful programme, the Minister appreciated the efforts of Secretary & Director (WCD) and State Nodal Officer of POSHAN Abhiyaan and assured to extend his fullest support to organize such programme time and again for creating awareness on all schemes implemented by the Deptt.

Earlier, while welcoming all, Ms Niharika Rai, briefed about objectives of PM’S Overarching POSHAN Abhiyaan and importance of celebrating Rashtriya POSHAN Maah-2019 as a Jan Andolan. This is a very important scheme for upgrading nutritional status of children below 6 years, adolescent girls and pregnant & lactating mothers, she further added. There-after, every one present in the meeting took pledge to take message of right nutrition to every household with slogan – “SAHI POSHAN, DESH ROSHAN”.

A short movie titled “Thank You Anganwadi Didi” launched by Mrs Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister for Women & Child Development, Government of India showing importance of an Anganwadi Worker for nutritional upgradation and maintaining health & hygiene in respect of children below 6 years, adolescent girls and pregnant & Lactating mother was screened.

Also, a short movie on importance of exclusive breast feeding up to 6 month and complementary feeding was screened . D.K. Thungon, State Nodal Officer of Poshan Abhiyaan made a power point presentation on POSHAN Adhyayan with its objectives, roles and responsibilities of the line departments in implementation of the scheme from State level to grassroot level.

A patriotic song by the students of Oju Welfare Association was performed followed by distribution of POSHAN hamper containing Take Home Ration to the pregnant and lactating mothers by the Minister.

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Mrs  T.P. Loyi, Director (WCD).

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