Banihal, Sep 13: Being a strong advocate of food and nutrition security,Roshani Foundation celebrated the National Nutrition month or ‘Poshan maah’ 2020 on 13th of September 2020 at Nowgam Panchayat in Lower High School Nowgam.
The efforts aimed to bring the nutrition discussion to the grassroots level. It also supported in empowering local communities to understand their locally available food resources and the importance of dietary diversity for them, especially their children.
A programme was organized with Anganwadi workers and Asha Workers– the foot soldiers relentlessly working towards creating a healthier India.
The ongoing programmes supported these workers to create an efficient system and bring about maximum benefits to children in the rural areas under the Integrated Child Development Scheme of the government.
Awareness were given by the Supervisor of ICDS Zone Tethar Ms. Sabia Naz on issues related to nutrition and good health among children and women.
Moreover,Mr.Muddasar Jiral Chairman Roshani Foundation highlighted the topic on the schemes of ICDS and its fully implimentation at ground level.
Mr. Shabir Ahmed Mir chaired the stage secretary in the programme.Project Manager Roshani Foundation.
Mr. Irfan Tantry highlighted the importance of nutrients present in the fruits and vegetables and stressed pregnant women and children to eat healthy and balanced diet in order to over come the problem of malnourished among children.
Chairperson BDC Banihal Mrs. Rashida Begum briefed on Poshan Maah and thanked the Roshani Foundation and ICDS team for conducting such programme in the Panchayat.
Later foundation of Nutri Garden was done at one of the Anganwadi Centre of Naye Basti Nowgam by the Chairperson BDC Banihal and where ICDS Supervisor Zone Tethar Ms. Sabia Naz highlighted the importance of Nutri Garden in Anganwadi Centres.
The Chairperson BDC Banihal,Supervisors of ICDS Asha Workers,Panchs,team Roshani Foundation and team Nowgam Volunteers were present in the programme.
A vote of thanks were presented by the Project Manager of Roshani Foundation.