Weight and Nutrition Day organized at Anganwadi center Dakra
The Chief Secretary N. Ravi Shankar launched the Weight and Nutrition Day at Anganwadi center Dakra on Sunday. Weight and Nutrition Day will be organized on the 5th of every month by Women Empowerment and Child Development. The Children up to 3 years would be weighed in every month and nutritious diet would be given to them.
The Chief Secretary also distributed ‘Take Home Ration’ to the women above the age of 60 years, under CM Vridh Mahila Poshan Yojna, pregnant and lactating women. While addressing to present women the CS said that it was the responsibility of each parents to nurture their children. The state government was helping on the principal of community participation to develop human resources. Products made by women self-help groups are being given as nutritious food. The program must be run as campaign.
The Principal Secretary, Women and Child Development Radha Raturi said that the campaign was being launched in 20,000 Anganwadi centers in all over the state. She said that weight and nutrition day would be celebrated on the 5th of every month and ‘Take Home Ration’ would also be distributed.
Present on the occasion were DM Dehradun Ravinath Raman and Additional Secretary Women and Child Development Jyoti Neeraj Khairwal along with others.