Dimapur, September 11: Deputy Commissioner and Chairman, Poshan Abhiyaan, Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo on Friday launched the district-wide programme Poshan Maah under Poshan Abhiyaan, a central government scheme aimed at making India malnutrition free by 2022.
The launch programme was held in the DC’s conference hall in Zunheboto town. The programme was chaired by Mary V. Chishi with two main themes identification of SAM/MAM children and development of kitchen garden. Mughalu Awomi, District Coordinator, read out the poshan pledge. The DC delivered the keynote address where he stressed that selection and identification of all beneficiaries need to be done properly.
Dr. Nukshisangla Jamir, DPO (RCH&UIP) represented the Department of Health & Family Welfare. She spoke on the importance of nutrition and Covid-19 awareness. Vote of thanks was delivered by Atula Kikon.
Tuensang: District Level Convergence Committee for POSHAN held a meeting in the DC’s conference hall Tuensang on September 11. The meeting was chaired by Kumar Ramnikant Deputy Commissioner Tuensang.
The meeting discussed on Poshan Maah 2020 District Action plans as follows: September 14 – Local leaders and NGOs meeting which will be focus on removal of stigma with regard to COVID 19, obtaining pledges/assures for practices of good nutrition, support of POSHAN Abhiyaan/ICDS/SW and support of Kitchen Garden.
September 17 – Basing on the theme ‘Nutrition’ there will be a cooking competition where preparation of nutritious food from locally available fruits and vegetables and documentation of winning recipe. September 21 – mothers meeting, September 25 – cleanliness drive and September 28 – a programme on adolescent girls.
DC Tuensang said that every converging department should take a responsible role to make things happen in reality. The meeting also agreed to have an anemia camp throughout the district and to focus on implementing the nutria-garden.
Mon: On the occasion of Poshan Maah, Mon District Convergence Action Plan Committee organized an essay competition at District Programme Office Mon (Poshan maah) on the topic “As a woman, what would you like to see in today society” on September 11. Altogether 14 schools participated in the programme.
The results of the essay competition are: N. Niangmai Konyak from John’s Higher Secondary School Mon bagged the first position; 2nd – Ajat Salim WC from Christ King School Mon bagged and 3rd – Lipan N from Little Flower School, Mon.
(Page News Service)