Chief Minister Pema Khandu hands over a nutrition kit to a child at Pasighat as a part of the POSHAN Abhiyan, the month-long POSHAN Maah, a scheme to free the country from malnutrition. Khandu also tweet this photograph on his twitter handle .
September is being celebrated as Rashtriya #PoshanMaah across the country to address the challenges of #malnutrition. Handed over ‘Poshan Basket’, a nutrient rich food basket to children today as part of celebration of Poshan Maah in Pasighat. #POSHANAbhiyaan pic.twitter.com/1uxzejcEFg
— Pema Khandu (@PemaKhanduBJP) September 10, 2019
“It is very unfortunate that even after 70 years of independence, children are malnourished. This is happening because children are not properly fed and pregnant mothers are not taking proper diet during pregnancy. These children are directly connected with the future of the country. We must all make efforts to combat the crisis,”,
The challenges are plenty: one-third of India’s 1.25 billion people don’t get enough to eat; one-third of India eats only unhealthy food; one in three of our children below five is underweight; our future is stunted. To fight all these and more, the government has launched September as POSHAN Maah (month)—an integrated programme intended to boost the Narendra Modi government’s signature scheme, Poshan Abhiyaan.