Jakhama block observes Poshan Maah
Dimapur, Sep. 14 (EMN): Jakhama block in Kohima district observed that Rashtriya Poshan Maah (national nutrition month) on September 14 at Jakha Town Hall.
All stakeholders, village representatives of Jakhama block, SHGs, Anganwadi workers were present at the national nutrition month-cum-sensitisation of gender concept, which was organised by the Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana- Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NSRLM) under Rural Development, Jakhama block, in convergence with the departments of Social Welfare and Health and Family Welfare, Jakhama block.
Block programme manager of DAY- NSRLM, Vitsituo Mepfhü-o, gave an overview of the NSRLM and informed that Jakhama block, having 94.7% achievement rate, is the most successful in the state. Mepfhü-o informed that around 1400 youth have benefited till date under start-up village entrepreneurship programme and over 700 youth have benefitted from Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana, a DIPR report stated on Saturday.
He stated that under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, youth have been provided training for employment in hospitality, carpentry etc, which has 100% job placement.
Resource person and Medical Officer (MO), Jakhama block, Dr. Asano highlighted on the problems of anaemia caused due to iron deficiency, which is mostly prevalent among pregnant women, adolescent girls and children. While sharing on the causes and symptoms of the disease, she stressed on the importance of balanced diet.
Supervisor of Social Welfare department, Zachamo, highlighted on the objective of Poshan Abhiyan scheme, which is to reduce malnutrition and also reduce the nutritional gap by targeting children below 6 years, pregnant women, lactating mothers and adolescent girls. He encouraged the expecting mothers for first live birth and to register under the Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana, which provides cash incentive of INR 5000 in three instalments.
Area co-ordinator of DAY-NSRLM, Jakhama RD block, Sokhrienuo Rüpreo, shared on the importance of ‘1000 days windows of opportunity,’ a period starting from pregnancy till two years which is the most crucial stage for the growth and brain development of the child. Another area co-ordinator of DAY- NSRLM, Jakhama RD block, Vilasenü Weo also spoke on the topic ‘Gender orientation.’
Puhovi Tase, president of Southern Angami Village Council Chairmen, and Kevizeho Rote, president of Southern Angami VDB Union, also spoke on the occasion.