HAFLONG: The Principal Secretary, North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council, Amitabh Rajkhowa launched Rashtriya Poshan Maah in Dima Hasao at Haflong Circuit House on Monday in presence of NCHAC secretary in-charge Social Welfare, Thai Tsho Daulagupu, Deputy Director in-charge Rajdeep Kemprai and other officers from line department.
Stressing the importance of proper nutrition in building a prosperous nation, Principal Secretary Rajkhowa asked the people to contribute towards a malnutrition-free India. He stated the importance towards nurturing children and pregnant women through the nutrition campaign. Urging people that Poshan Abhiyan should be practiced regardless of the programme or time restriction, he stated that it was a continuous process in order to have a healthy and strong nation.
NCHAC Secretary, TT Daulagupu focused on an intensive campaign across the district for the holistic nourishment of children, especially with severe acute malnutrition. He said that with the help of Anganwadi workers, ASHAs and other health workers with 630 Anganwadi centres throughout Dima Hasao, it was expected that the programme would go well.
The programme was organized by the Social Welfare department with active participation of the Poshan Abhiyan team. Power point presentation was given on the status of the previous year and the plan for the current year by Davi Bathari and Sanjit Chakma respectively.
Also, from September 17 onwards, a training for Anganwadi workers will be organized by the experts from Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) on holistic nutritional food, said Reshmita Saikia, scientist at KVK.
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