ITANAGAR, 21 Mar: The 4th Poshan Pakhwada (diet fortnight) was launched throughout the state on Monday underneath the Poshan Abhiyan.
Identification and celebration of wholesome youngsters, consciousness programmes on gender delicate water administration, prevention and administration of anaemia, and promotion of conventional meals for wholesome mom and youngster are among the many many actions deliberate to mark the 15-day occasion.
The 21 March to 4 April pakhwada is being celebrated throughout the state as a ‘jan andolan’ (mass motion).
The WCD minister’s adviser Dasanglu Pul, who launched the Nutrition Fortnight from the crèche centre within the state civil secretariat right here, additionally inaugurated the ‘identification and celebration of wholesome youngsters utilizing progress monitoring gadgets’.
All the kids from the crèche centre have been measured utilizing the expansion monitoring gadgets supplied by the ladies & youngster growth (WCD) division to contribute to the database of peak, weight and age estimation of kids aged 0 to six years.
Pul additionally administered the ‘poshan pledge’ to the members.
WCD Director TP Loyi highlighted the importance of celebrating the Rashtriya Poshan Pakhwada as “nutrition-centric jan andolan within the month of March yearly throughout the nation.”
Emphasising the significance of standard monitoring and identification of wholesome youngsters, Loyi suggested the dad and mom and guardians to take correct care of kids recognized as malnourished.
State nodal officer for the Poshan Abhiyan, DK Thungon mentioned that this yr the Poshan Pakhwada emphasises on two broad areas – identification and celebration of wholesome youngsters and integration of contemporary and conventional practices for wholesome India, with the thematic areas round Poshan MITRA (Modern, IT-based, Traditional & Regional Activities).
For this, he mentioned, an exercise calendar has been ready.
Poshan Pakhwada was additionally launched by all of the 98 ICDS tasks within the state.