Poshan Maah launch in South District
Namchi, 1st September (IPR): The month long celebration of Poshan Maah was launched by Vice Chairperson Namchi Municipal Council Ms. Sabitri Tamang at Namchi DAC, Conference Hall today. She was accompained by DC (South) Mr. M. Bharani Kumar, ADC (South) Mr. Anant Jain, CDPO (Namchi) Mr. Laxman Tamang, CDPO (Ravangla) Mr. Norbu Lepcha, AWW Workers and officials from Social Justice Empowerment and Welfare Department.
Addressing, the gathering Vice Chairperson Ms. Sabitri Tamang spoke about the importance of ‘Poshan Maah’ and it’s benefit particularly towards women and children. She urged the concerned department and other stakeholders to follow the various activities of ‘Poshan Maah’ diligently and to vigorously involve women and children so that their is inclusive participation.
During the course of the launching programme hand washing technique was also demonstrated by the Aganwandai Workers. An array of nutritional food supplements aimed for health benefits of women and children was also displayed. It was also informed that 1st to 7th September, Matru Vandana Saptah will be observed.
It maybe informed that the entire month of September is dedicated to Poshan Maah. The month has been subdivided into weekly themes for focused and assimilated approach towards improving Holistic Nutrition. This Maah is a government’s flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children, adolescent Girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers.