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Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Badnore launches online drive against malnutrition

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 7

UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore today launched an online campaign to promote the Centre's nutrition programme, Poshan Maah-2020

Poshan Abhiyaan (PM's Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment) was formally launched by the Prime Minister from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, on March 8, 2018.

Badnore shared a video message in which he reiterated the UT's commitment to wipe out malnutrition from the city and the country and called on people to participate in the Jan Andolan.

Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2020 will have two major activities to be carried out at grassroot level — Identification and tracking of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and plantation drives for promotion of kitchen gardens.

UT officials also launched the Poshan Sanhita, a voluntary model code on nutrition.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rashtriya Poshan Maah-2020 was repositioned from conventional to digital mode of Jan Andolan, wherever required.

A gamut of activities have been planned to push for the cause of holistic nutrition such as launch of CBE pamphlets and incremental learning approach takeaway booklet, identification and tracking of children with Severe to Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and launch of low-cost recipe booklet.

Various webinars shall be organised on nutrition-rich food, anaemia, diarrhoea and prevention of malnutrition. Various online competitions and other social media activities such as panel discussions, press conference involving Doordarshan, All India Radio, etc, shall be organised regularly in September.

from The Tribune

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