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Chandigarh.16 September,2020:The POSHAN Maah is being celebrated as part of Jan Andolan or mass movement. Focusing on nutrition in a big way POSHAN Abhiyaan has been launched on 08th March, 2018 under the Ministry of Women & Child Development. 

Webinar on Pre Discussion on SAM Management under the chairperson-ship of Worthy Director Social Welfare and Dr. Bhavneet Bharti, Professor of Paeds, PGIMER, where the planning and management of SAM children was discussed to be performed during the month of POSHAN Maah.

In the continuing series of online awareness generation programme, today's outreach program was planned to generate nutrition awareness among the community and putting more emphasis on kitchen gardening, why we need kitchen garden, their benefits and significance. 

The session included tips on how we can increase the yield of kitchen garden and  take care of it. Certain  advantages of kitchen garden were also discussed. 

Demonstration through videos was given on  how to grow simple immunity boosting herbs at home in convergence with Government Home Science College ,this session included a demonstration video of easy to make recipes on Makhana bhel, Vegetable taco. The target group was working women from Patiala and Chandigarh in which there were some doctors from (Mata Kaushalya Hospital Patiala )and some  teachers from different schools. Around 40-45 participants  joined in for today’s session.

For mobilizing the community different activities have been performed by Anganwadi Workers at all the Anganwadi Centres such as Deepmala  on poshan at sector 41 /A, other activities including godbhrai is celebrated in Khudda Lahora in ICDS Project 2, in this event, ANM gave the  lecture about need of healthy diet, iron and calcium for pregnant ladies.

In other activity, Nutri-garden/poshan vatika developed at newly shifted AWC 18 in Govt.Schools at Manimajra, Land and soil preparation done with the help of local people, Flower beds have been prepared today,  Seeds of herbs and seasonal vegetables

Moreoever, various other activities like Lecture on right age of marriage, Awareness on immunity booster diet, diet of SAM children,  Awareness on immunity booster diet, Tree planting activities.

Lecture regarding healthy nutritious diet to strengthen immunity system delivered at Food and Nutrition office, sector 23, Chandigarh


Social Welfare