State-level Poshan Maah celebration held in Kohima
Kohima, Sep. 26 (EMN): The directorate of School Education organised a state-level programme to celebrate Rashtriya Poshan Maah on Monday in Kohima.
On the occasion, around one hundred students from Government Middle School, Bayavü, and Government Primary School, High School Area, along with officials took part in a rally – a walk from High School junction to Tinpati junction to spread awareness on the right nutrition for human wellbeing.
Commissioner and Secretary of School Education and State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Kevileno Angami, in her address said Poshan Maah is celebrated across the country to give emphasis on nutrition.
She reminded students the need to take nutritious food for a healthy living, which would also boost their studies.
Urging the youngsters to do away with junk food, Kevileno underscored the need to eat healthy food at home and drinking sufficient amount of water to remain fit.
Emphasising on the necessity to develop the habit of exercise to improve health and fitness, she also advised the students to embrace healthy lifestyles early in their lives. “If you develop a habit, it will stay with you for life,” she said.
Interacting with Eastern Mirror, the official said that it is not only School Education or Social Welfare departments, but other departments like Youth Resources & Sports, Health & Family Welfare or Public Health Engineering, have huge roles to play to create awareness in bolstering the health and well-being of the citizens of the state.
Director of School Education, Wonthungo Tsopoe, reminded the participants that they have come to take part in the celebration with the purpose of maintaining good health and so they should put into practice the healthier lifestyle.
Talking to this newspaper, Tsopoe asserted that the public should be well aware of healthy habits and that they need not be reminded by people from Delhi or elsewhere on how to live or adopt healthy lifestyles.
‘For public awareness on healthy living, we don’t need others to remind us,’ he said.
Rashtriya Poshan Maah aims to eliminate malnutrition in the country.