Awareness on breastfeeding

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/12/2019 11:48:28 AM IST

Mon district administration in collaboration with Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) Mon organised an awareness seminar on breastfeeding under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme on the theme “Breast Feed Best Feed” at St. Mary’s High School (SMHS) on August 7. 

A press release from DC office Mon stated that, resource person, Dr. Shasinle Tep, DPO (UIP& RCH) spoke on the importance of breastfeeding, where a mother should breastfeed her child for six months. Maternity leave of six months has been given to every working mother inorder to increase the bond between the mother and her child, he said.  District coordinator, MSK, Neijoi Konyak highlighted on the aims and objectives of MSK)/ District Level Centre for Women (DLCW). She also spoke on two schemes in detail, namely Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY).

Angun Lily Konyak, counsellor of Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC), Mon highlighted about the programme and services provided by OSC. She further encouraged and motivated the women to stand up for their rights and not keep facing violence. Vote of thanks was given by Suresh, headmaster of SMHS.

The seminar was conducted as part of the Global Breastfeeding Week celebration from August 1 to 7, chaired by Ngepshom Konyak, Women Welfare Officer, MSK Mon.

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