Poshan Maah programme held across State

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Dimapur, September 19: Mon block convergence action plan committee on Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyaan conducted cooking demonstration on nutrition at Totok Chinglen and Totok Chingnyu A, B, C & D villages on September 19.
Supervisor, Social Welfare Department Mon, L. Amei Konyak, Block Coordinator under Mon Project, Yingphe Konyak and Anganwati workers were the demonstrators.
The demonstrators shared on the importance of nutrition especially to the adolescent girls, children and to the lactating mothers. They said that most of the nutrition needs are met by breast milk in the first six months but after that the child must be fed a variety of food items for growth, learning and for fighting infections. Different food provides different essential nutrition which are needed to remain healthy and fit, the demonstrators added.
Pughoboto: Poshan Maah for Zunheboto district in convergence with Medical Department under the topic Nutrition and Hygiene was held at Town Hall, Pughoboto on September 19, with SDO (C) Tiayanger Jamir as special guest.
Tiayanger stressed on maintaining a balanced diet and hygienic lifestyle for a good health. He said nutrition is not only for children but everyone should take it seriously. He highlighted on how the Government of India and Government of Nagaland have started to address the nutrition programme under ICDP since 1975 and also the National Nutrition Mission, Mid-Day meal, National Food Security.
He urged the people to give attention on the various schemes which are implemented by the Government.
Resource person, Dr Alvis, MO (Ayush) spoke on the important of nutrition and hygiene. DWO Zunheboto, Atula Kikon explained on the National Social Assistant Program such as old age pension, widow pension, disability and family pension etc. Mughatovi, Supervisor Ghathashi also explained on the PMMVV.
Chumoukedima: A panchayat meeting of Chumoukedima Block, Dimapur on Poshan Abhiyan was held at Chumoukedima Town Council hall on September 19.
EAC & Administrator, Chumoukedima Town Council, Thejavizo Nakhro, stated that the first and the foremost requirement of any nation or society or a community is health. He said health issues, despite having sufficient food, may not be just because of diseases but may be due to nutrient deficiency which we are not aware of, and organizing such a meeting is a concerted effort of different convergent departments under Poshan Abhiyan to educate the people about the importance of nutrition.
He also administered the Poshan Pledge in the programme.
The programme was chaired by CDPO Dimapur (Rural), Bonathung Ngullie.
Molvom: Anemia awareness and screening camp and PMMVY registration camp was held at Molvom village, Medziphema on September 19. As part of the ongoing Poshan Maah celebration, ICDS project Medziphema organized an anemia awareness and screening camp along with PMMVY registration camp for adolescent girls and pregnant and lactating women in convergence with Health & Family Welfare and School Education at community hall, Molvom village.
Around 80 pregnant and lactating women attended, out of which there were 18 first time mothers who were registered on the spot for Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)
Dr. Michelle spoke on prevention and treatment of anemia and maintenance of health and sanitation.
90 adolescent girls from Government High School and Primary School undertook free anemia screening and IFA, Calcium tablets and sanitary pads were distributed to the adolescent girls.
Ghathashi: With the rest of the nation, Poshan Maah programme was organized under CDPO Ghathashi at GHS Ghathashi with Medical Department and Education Department under the theme ‘Right Age of Marriage’ on September 18.
Message on health, hygiene and nutrition was delivered by MO Ghathashi, Khriekuolie and the message on the theme was delivered by Pharmacist, Alovito. The program was chaired by CDPO Ghathashi, Chiro while key note address was given by Supervisor Ghathashi, Mughatovi. Some items were distributed to the adolescent girls.
Viyito: As part of the Rashtriya Poshan Maah, an anemia screening camp for adolescent girls and women was held on September 18 at Viyito village under Niuland Project with Medical Officer Niuland, Dr Merang Ao as resource person who spoke on the theme “Prevention of Anaemia in adolescent girls and women in the reproductive age group”. Out of 33 women tested for anaemia, two were anaemic.
The programme was organized by the Department of Social Welfare in convergence with Health and Family Welfare and School Education.
(Page News Service)