On September 21, 2021, Poshan Abhiyan program focusing on the power of nutrition was held at Nar Bahadur Bhandari College in the presence of GT Dhungel, MLA, Tadong constituency along with Dr. Debabrata Purohit Principal NBBDC and other dignitaries
Poshan Abhiyan is a scheme under Ministry of Ayush which was launched on March 8, 2018 on the occasion of International Women’s Day since then every year month of September is celebrated as Poshan Maah Month across the county
Likewise, today a workshop was held at NBBDC on Poshan Abhiyan in which students of the college and faculties participated. The day long workshop mainly focused to create awareness about good nutrition and its usage and on use of Ayurvedic and Homeopathy medicines as immunization booster.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Vinudha Medical Officer, Ayush Sochaygang stated, “As poverty line of India is increasing extensively with zero nutritional value with 94% of below poverty line people of India facing nutrition deficiency according to 2017 data. Poshan Abhiyan started in the year 1918 and was previously proposed till 2022, but now it has been extended till 2030.”
“Poshan Abhiyan mainly focuses on women and children of India as lactating women and children below the age of 7 lacks on immunity” Dr Vinudha Informed
Addressing the media, GT Dhungel MLA Tadong Constituency stressed on importance of a healthy balanced diet in order to adapt a healthy living. Furthermore, MLA Dhungyal also informed that he will be conducting an Ayurvedic and Homeopathic medical camp in his constituency in coming days
By Sheetal Kharka