Awareness on Poshan Abhiyan held in Mon

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/16/2019 11:19:24 AM IST

As part of POSHAN Abhiyaan programme, Mon Block Convergence Action Plan committee conducted an awareness programme at Jahjon Ward, Mon Town on July 16.

According to DIPR, supervisor Department of Social Welfare, Mon, L. Amei Konyak spoke on the topic “Over all Nutrition”. Community members especially women and adolescent girls attended the awareness programme.

Various functions and events on POSHAN Abhiyaan was planned out by Mon Block Convergence Action Plan committee under the chairmanship of Chumlamo Humtsoe, SDO (C) Mon. 

Following are scheduled of the events; July 13 -  programme for adolescent girls on the topic ‘ Good Livelihood’ at CMO Conference Hall, Mon; July 30 -Essay Competition on ‘Holistic Nutrition’ for School Children (class IX); August 7 - Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Day for pregnant and nursing mothers at all Anganwati Centres; August 15 - awareness for pregnant, nursing mothers and Self Help Group at Local Ground, Mon; August 25 -Street play & various events at Mon village.

District administration, stalk holder departments and various NGOs will take part as facilitators and service provider during the programmes.

Under POSHAN Abhiyaan programmes, the main objectives are to prevent and reduce under-nutrition and stunting in children; Reduce the prevalence of Anemia among young children, women and adolescent girls; reduce low birth rate. 

The target beneficiaries are children in the age group of 0-6 years; pregnant women and lactating mothers; adolescent girls.

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