Namchi, 11th March (IPR): The district-level launch of Poshan Pakhwada organized by Social Justice and Welfare Department ( W&CDD) South was held at the premises of DAC, Namchi today. The launch saw the participation of line department officials alongside ADC (South) Shri. Satyen K.Pradhan, CDPO Namchi, Shri Laxman Tamang, Officials from W&CDD, Health, Education Department along with supervisors of ICDS and Aganwadi workers (AWWs) under South District.
Poshan Pakhwada is being celebrated as part of Jan Andolan under POSHAN Abhiyaan from 08th to 22nd March 2020. It might be mentioned here that POSHAN Abhiyaan is a flagship programme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development to reduce stunting, undernutrition, anaemia and low birth weight. The focus area of the two-week-long Poshan Pakhwada 2020 will be – Men for Nutrition – increasing male engagement in Poshan Abhiyaan – to improve Nutritional Indicators.
CDPO Namchi, Shri Laxman Tamang shared that a series of key activities under Poshan Pakhwada will be undertaken in the district until 22nd March which would include a rally and awareness meetings on nutrition at the district, block and community level; an awareness camp for adolescent girls on health, hygiene and sanitation; special gram sabha on Poshan; growth monitoring of children; home visits of newborn babies by ASHA/AWWs, observance of Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Day, among others. He also informed that school-based activities on Hand-washing for the school students and cleanliness drive will be conducted on an extensive manner to fulfil the objective of Poshan Pakhwada.