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Mon, 22 Apr 2019

Northeast Today

DC East Siang flags of Matru Marathon under Poshan Abhiyan

DC East Siang flags of Matru Marathon under Poshan Abhiyan
March 23
11:13 2019

NET Bureau

East Siang Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Kinny Singh on Friday flagged off the Matru Marathon in the morning at Pasighat from DEM School field, Higher Region  as part of the Fortnight long PoshanPakhwada  ,held under the aegis of DD ICDS, Dept. of WCD , to spread the message of   proper nutrition  for better health and immunity particularly among mothers,which was also joined in  large numbers comprising  women ,youth ,Anganwadi Workers(AWWs), Anganwadi Helpers(AWHs), Supervisors and Gram Sevikas of 3  ICDS project of Pasighat, Mebo and Ruksin ICDS projects among others. The Matru Marathon marks the successful culmination of the PoshanPakhwada that began on March 8 last.

The DC also administered Poshan Pledge on the occasion.

Deputy Director, DD ICDS , PonungEringAngu, CDPOs of the 3 ICDS Projects of Pasighat, Mebo and Ruksin,  OnyokPanyang, Mailong T. Moyong, and MinamTaloh, One Stop Centre(OSC),Administrator, Advocate Mary Tatak, District Sports Officer, Nada Apa, O. Taloh ,Vendor President of Pasighat Vegetable Market were  among others present on the occasion.

The Matru Marathon under MatruVandanaYojana, culminated at Gandhi Chowk, Bazar area, for which a prize distribution programme was attended by a large gathering at Market square.

O. Taloh, President,Vendor Association  of Pasighat Bazar, and DSO, Nada Apa gave away the prizes to the winners of both men and men category of the Matru Marathon  – CintinaTasung and Bomdi Bam received the 1st and 2nd prizes in the women’s category,while winner  JemporPada and and runner up Samson SamsonPogag were given their prizes under the men’s category.

With the focus of the PMMVY, to create awareness among pregnant and lactating mother to combat malnutrition, the PoshanAbhiyan was  was celebrated in three ICDS projects -Mebo,Pasighat and Ruksin with various activities like Mother’s Meet,where Mothers and girls were given awareness  about Nutrition, Cleanliness .

Anaemia Camps were also organized for on spot haemoglobintest(Hb%) by Medical Team.  At Ruksin 53 women and adolescent girls  were tested and the encouraging report was that not a single tested person was found anaemic , which also reflects the hardwork put to create awareness by East Siang  ICDS team as part of sustained efforts, is bearing fruits through such encouraging outcomes. Weighing of Pregnant women and children,PoshanMelas in which exhibition of locally available food wasdisplayed,to create awareness awareness on their nutrional values, Poshan Rallies, and Poshan Pledges have been conducted as part of the PoshanPakhwada in East Siang .

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