Dimapur, September 22: Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month) on Jan Andolan and early childhood care and education (ECCE) was observed on September 20 at Mon town. The programme was organized by Mon district Convergence Action Plan Committee.
Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS flagged off the Poshan Maah rally at District Welfare Office, Mon and culminated at Konyak Union Hall, Mon town.
In the programme held at Konyak Union Hall, Mon, Thavaseelan said Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyaan scheme is a holistic nourishment programme which is a people’s movement throughout the country.
The DC appreciated Social Welfare Department, Mon, all stake holders and line departments working under the aegis of Poshan Abhiyaan in Mon district.
Paediatrician, District Hospital Mon, Dr Paul spoke on advocacy on early childhood care & education. He also stressed on hygienic preparation of baby’s food with proper hand washing, and also proper medical check-up and immunization for the baby.
Poshan pledge was administered by CDPO Aboi, Jolayi Rio.
Meanwhile, in the healthy baby show competition, Henchoi, Ngampai and Nonlih were adjudged first, second & third positions.
Signature campaign on Poshan Abhiyaan was also conducted during the day at KU Hall, Mon.
Wokha: The month of September being declared as National Nutrition Month, Rastriya Poshan Maah, the Department of Social Welfare (National Nutrition Mission-NNM) organized a district level bike rally for hygiene and nutrition on the theme ‘Nutritional Issues” on September 20 at the premise of DC’s Office, Wokha.
Highlighting on the theme, District Coordinator NNM, Shanjothung Ngullie said the idea behind organizing the event is to generate awareness amongst the citizens on the importance of balanced nutrients intake and hygiene. He also stated that it is a convergence programme and works in collaboration with various line departments.
He stressed on the importance of maintaining cleanliness especially among children of 0-6 years and to reduce malnourishment so that a child can grow up healthy mentally and physically.
EAC Wokha, Arhomo flagged off the bike rally from the DC’s office complex.
Ngwalwa: As part of the Rashtriya Poshan Maah programme, Department of Social Welfare, Jalukie conducted a block level anemia screening camp on September 20 at Northern Council Hall, Ngwalwa Town Peren District.
Before the screening, a brief programme was held, wherein participants were enlightened about the importance of anemia screening by PHC Heningkunglwa Nurse, Rose.
CDPO Jalukie, Namhuheing gave a brief overview about the month-long celebration of Rashtriya Poshan Maah and its objectives.
The programme was chaired by Supervisor, Namzurangbe Meru.
Satakha: Satakha ICDS Project, in convergence with Medical Department and School Education, organized a one-day anemia screening and awareness camp under Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyaan on September 19 at GBs hall, Satakha.
A short introductory programme was held before the launch of the camp, with ADC Satakha, TL Kiusumong Thikir in attendance. Medical Officer Satakha, Dr Mark Keyho enlightened the gathering on anemia and its ill effects on the overall health of the people, especially women.
Of the 94 members who were screened, 52 members were adolescent girls and 8 were tested anemic. Among 12 pregnant and 30 lactating women screened, one was tested positive for anemia. PHC Satakha provided free IFA tablets to all the members who were tested positive for anemia. Free sanitary pads were distributed to all the members by ICDS Project Satakha.
(Page News Service)