Chandigarh, 10th October 2018: POSHAN Maah was Celebrated throughout the country from 1st to 30th September, 2018 under the POSHAN Abhiyaan launched by the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 8th March 2018
Poshan Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission) is India’s flagship programme to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anemia (among young children, women and adolescent girls) to reduce low birth weight by 2%, to 3% per annum respectively and to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health.
The Department of Social welfare Chandigarh Administration in convergence with line departments celebrated Rashtriya POSHAN Maah with great enthusiasm and made it a Jan Andolan. Awareness programmes on all the Themes prescribed under POSHAN Abhiyaan were conducted throughout UT Chandigarh. The aim of the program was to reach every household with the message of nutrition (Har Ghar Poshan Tyohaar) in the convergence with line departments.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development organized a Poshan Maah Award Ceremony as part of Rashtrya Poshan Maah under Poshan Abhiyaan at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi on 10 th October 2018.The Ministry gave awards to those States and UTs who successfully implemented the Poshan Maah activities in their areas. The Ministry of Women & Child Development has selected the officers/officials of U.T. Chandigarh for the Awards.
UT Chandigarh has been honoured with the Status of BEST UT by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India and awarded with eight awards :
Two State Level Awards:
2)Maximum Reach Across all Themes
Six Awards under Block level and Individual Excellence categories to
i)Field Functionary Award :
a)Individual Excellence: Sudesh Dogra ,Supervisor, Sarvjeet Kaue, ANM
b)AAA ; Tara Devi,AWW , Seema Tandon ASHA , Kuldeep Kaur ANM
ii)Leadership Block level : Dt Jagriti Bahuguna Trighatia,Medical officer