Mangan, September 24th : As a part of the ongoing ‘POSHAN Maah’ held between September 1st to 30th 2020, a webinar was held on 24th September 2020 under POSHAN Abhiyaan, North District. The main agenda of this conference was developing of Nutri-Garden across all Anganwadi Centers and at Community level and Identification of Severely and Moderately Acute Malnourished Children (SAM/MAM) under North District.

This conference on Google Meet saw the presence of Shri Ram Bahadur Bhandari, ADC (Dev)Mangan, Smt.Hissey Lepcha, HDO, Horticulture Dzongu, Smt. Normit Lepcha, Addl. Director SJ&WD, Shree Garjaman Subba, Dy.Director cum State Nodal Officer SJ&WD, DPO, Smt. Lhanzey Donka Denjongpa, DPO(POSHAN) , Smt. Sonam Lhaden Lachungpa, CDPO Chungthang, Shree Netuk Lepcha ( CDPO, Dzongu) , CDPOs from other districts, District Coordinators, Project Assistants, Supervisors and Angwandi Workers of the state. The Webinar was also attended by the ward Panchayats and Zilla Members of North District.

Shri GM Subba talked about the role of Panchayats in providing awareness at GPU levels and the importance of identifying SAM/MAM children in their respective areas in order to make a Malnutrition free GPU. Smt.Hissey Lhamu Lepcha briefed about the importance of Nutri-Garden and encouraged the participants to develop Nutri-Garden or Kitchen Garden at their Anganwadi Centres and residential areas wherever possible. She also shared a presentation explaining what crops were suitable for different seasons and their nutritional value.

An open discussion was held where participants could exchange information and ideas with the resource persons. Smt Normit Lepcha thanked the Panchayats, the officials, AWWs for the participation.

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