From Our Special Correspondent
Silchar, Mar 6: Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Silchar and Haflong, jointly organized health awareness campaign for mother and child at Saraspur in Hailakandi district on March 1 and 2 and Bhairav gar under Ramkrisha gar block of Karimganj district on March 4 and 5. The programmes have been sponsored by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. 102 babies took part with their mothers in Saraspur health awareness campaign while 98 babies in Bhairav gar. This awareness campaign evoked impressive response from the health conscious parents, particularly mothers.
In order to make the campaign lively and interesting, a variety of programmes and cultural shows were included. Street-drama on relevant themes, public meetings, healthy baby exhibitions, group meetings as well as cultural programmes were arranged. It was a part of the drive of the central and state governments to make mothers aware of the various initiatives taken for better health and better living in order to make the society a place of worth-living. The cultural programmes were held under the auspices of Andadhara Club of Hailakandi and Shiva-Durga Club of Palonghat. The healthy babies were also given prizes.