Social Justice & Welfare Dept organizes a Poshan Abhiyan campaign

Mangan, September 3 (IPR): Social Justice and Welfare Department, Government Sikkim, North District in association with District Administration Centre, Mangan, North Sikkim organized a Signature Campaign for Prime Minister’s Overreaching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment (POSHAN) Abhiyan as a part of the nationwide launching of POSHAN ABHIYAN” (National Nutrition Mission) here at District Administrative Centre, Mangan today.

Poshan Abhiyan is a multi-ministerial convergence mission with the vision to ensure attainment of malnutrition free India by 2022. The objective of POSHAN Abhiyaan to reduce stunting in identified Districts of India with the highest malnutrition burden by improving utilization of key Anganwadi Services and improving the quality of Anganwadi Services delivery. Its aim to ensure holistic development and adequate nutrition for pregnant women, mothers and children.

The entire month of September will be celebrated as the Rashtriya Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month).

Present during the session were District Collector, North, Shri Tenzing T. Kaleon, Additional District Magistrate, North, Shri Surat Kumar Gurung, Additional District Collector (Development), North, Shri Somnath Adhikari, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Mangan, Shri Karma Thendup Bhutia and CDPOs from North District.

Before the signature campaign, DC/N, Shri Kaleon administered the ’POSHAN’ pledge to Government employees present in front of the DAC.

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