Dimapur, September 13: Launching program of Rashtriya Poshan Maah Rally was held at DC office complex on September 13 with Deputy Commissioner & Chairman District Convergence Action Plan Committee, M. Shayung Phom as the special guest.
Speaking to the gathering, Shayung Phom informed that the RPA is a massive movement in the country to do away with malnutrition problems of the people. Asserting that the Government is giving special importance to the health of both mother and children, the DC appealed to the womenfolk of the district to give a positive response to the call of the Government with active participation and avail the opportunity with optimism.
Shayung also urged the gathering not to be a silent spectator on such occasion but to understand the real purpose of the Government’s policies & program and take the advantage provided by the Government successfully.
He informed that all the Government programs of the district would be carried out positively in line with the rest of the districts in all activities. He further urged the line departments involved to have good coordination for successful implementation of the scheme and wish them success in their venture.
Speaking on health and nutrition, Dr. Wannau, Junior Specialist, District Hospital Longleng spoke on anemia, macro & micro nutrition and sources of nutrition for healthy living. He also spoke on change and development of human body during adolescent period, and its emotional effects in the later life. He also urged for timely immunization of children.
Earlier, Y. Tauhong Ngongen, CDPO Longleng delivered the keynote address while Afen, District Coordinator PMMVY chaired the program. The program concluded with Poshan Pledge and flag off by the Deputy Commissioner followed by Poshan maah rally from DC office to lempong junction.
The program was attended by government officers, NGOs, ward leaders, students and teachers.
As part of the national nutrition mission, Poshan Maah Cycle Rally was flagged off at Jalukie under Peren District on September 13.
The programme was organised by Department of Social Welfare Peren District. The Poshan Maah cycle rally was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner Peren, Santiwapang Aier where he briefed on the flagship programme which was initiated by Prime Minister of India to promote nutrition and health for growth and development of the children.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by DPO/DWO Peren, Nokcharenla Longchar; ADC Jalukie, Dr. Tinujongshi Chang delivered the welcome address. Poshan Maah rally pledge was read out by Anganwadi workers Jalukie, ICDS Project. On the occasion, 30 cyclists participated in the rally. The programme concluded with vote of thanks delivered by CDPO, Watila.
(Page News Service)