MANGALDAI: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Darrang on Thursday organized a day-long programme as 'Poshan Abhiyan'(Nutrition Mission) to mark the birth day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mangaldai legislator Guru Jyoti Das ceremonially inaugurated the programme at the Youth Club Hall here in presence of Deputy Commissioner Dilip Kumar Borah, District Social Welfare Officer Madhuri Bora, journalist Bhargab Kumar Das and a number of Anganwadi workers, women activists and media persons.
In the function anchored by Junior Scientist of KVK, Darrang, Abhilasha Koushik Borthakur, Senior Scientist and Head of KVK Dr. Abdul Hafiz extended a hearty welcome to
the invited guests with a Bihuwan. In his welcome speech, Head of KVK Dr. Hafiz explained in details the activities initiated by the KVK Darrang in creating awareness on planting trees of nutritious value in the rural areas so that mothers and children in particular could
eat chemical-free healthy and nutritious fruits at zero cost.
"The BJP government is committed for the all-round well-being of every citizen and keeping it mind, the government has initiated the unique 'Nutrition Mission' or 'Poshan Abhiyan' throughout the country. For a healthy nation it is our duty to provide nutritious food to the babies and the children and to make it a habit to regularly eat these fruits and vegetables," said Mangaldai legislator Guru Jyoti Das while addressing the Poshan Abhiyan. Darrang Deputy Commissioner Dilip Kumar Borah, taking part in the function, appreciated the initiative of the KVK Darrang and hoped that every citizen of the district would take care in providing healthy and nutritious food to their children and would avoid providing junk food. "Every family in Assam has a homestead which was designed and implemented by Momai Tamuli Borborua during the Ahom rule and we can easily get healthy and nutritious foods, fruits and vegetables. It is the high time that we should start a nutri garden in our homes," added Deputy Commissioner Borah.
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