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Sep 30, 2018

J&K: ICDS organizes awareness programme on ‘National Nutrition Mission’ at Tai Suru Kargil

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In Jammu and Kashmir, to aware people especially supervisors, Anganwari workers and helpers about the requirement of proper nutrition for better child health, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) organized one-day awareness programme on ‘National Nutrition Mission’ at Tai Suru Kargil. 

The awareness programme also known as POSHAN Abhiyan was organized by ICDS project Tai Suru and an exhibition and display of local dishes was also organized. On this occasion CDPO Tai Suru Parveen Akhtar was the Chief Guest.

While interacting with the staffs and public she told that the Poshan Abhiyan or the National Nutrition Mission is PM Narendra Modi’s overreach initiative for holistic nourishment. 

The first of its kind initiative has been launched to tackle malnutrition through multi-model interventions. The broad contour of the scheme is the convergence of technical expertise to reduce malnutrition, stunting, anemia and low birth weight of babies.

CDPO said that proper nutrition is vital at every stage of life, especially for children to stimulate their mental and physical growth and for which to know the nutritional value of local dishes like papa, rented, strab knit, thukpa, sugu etc. is very important.

She further said that the aim is to educate people especially the health workers about the significance of proper nutrition for pregnant women, regular ante-natal check-ups, institutional delivery and immunization for infants. 

On this occasion all the supervisors and angarwadi workers along with local people were present to know about these benefits. 

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