Dimapur, September 15: Under Poshan Abhiyaan, Department of Social Welfare and in convergence with various departments conducted a programme on innovative and suggestive actions on COVID-19 and breast feeding, nutrition, support for maintenance/development of kitchen garden at Wokha on September 15 at Lotha Eloe Hoho conference hall. The programme focused on young mothers in collaboration with Lotha Eloe Hoho.
Dy. CMO, Wokha Dr. Zuben Kikon urged the gathering not to panic but to take necessary preventive steps to keep ourselves protected and protect others as well.
He stated that we should not discriminate people with Covid-19 but to extend support to let them overcome the mental trauma they are going through. Kikon called upon the gathering to take nutritious and balance diet food to boost our immune system to protect oneself from the Virus.
While speaking on breast feeding, Dr Kikon said breast milk contains antibodies that helps the baby fight off viruses and bacteria and decreases the risk of respiratory tract infections, not only that but it also prevent the baby from diarrhea, asthma, food allergies and other diseases.
Encouraging young mothers to have a nutrition garden, area coordinator, Livelihoods NSRLM, Apibeni Y Kikon highlighted on its benefits as a low-cost management which is sustainable as well as organic. Consuming these nutritious foods from the organic garden she said that it helps and acts as stress relief and keeps immunity booster. She also explained on cultivating organic and nutrition garden with integrated pest management without using chemical for a healthy and economy sustainability.
Medziphema: In continuation of the month long observance of Poshan Maah celebration, a cooking competition was held on September 15 at the CDPO’s office Medziphema with Chief Technical Officer, KVK Kenny as the resource person.
She spoke on the importance of kitchen garden and also to grow fruits and vegetables suiting to the climatic condition of the area. Emphasis was also made on organic farming and also how to preserve the locally produced organic fruits and vegetables without wasting them.
The cooking competition was held on locally available fruits and vegetables with emphasis on their nutritional values. Cash incentives were given where the SEZO SHG, under NSRLM (RD) from Medziphema village was adjudged as the best competitor. Citation and cash were handed over by the Chief judge SDO Civil Medziphema, Tokai V Sumi.
(Page News Service)