In a bid to achieve the goal of malnutrition-free Chhattisgarh and increase awareness regarding a healthy balanced diet among people, a cycle rally was organized in Raipur on Tuesday. Spreading the message of “Sahi Poshan, Desh Roshan” and “Gadhbo Suposhit Chhattisgarh”, the rally started from Telibandha Talab here under the leadership of Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Anila Bhediya. Observing ‘Poshan Month’, this cycle rally was organized by Women and Child Development in collaboration with UNICEF.
The rally saw the participation of the Chairperson of the State Women Commission Dr. Kiranmayee Nayak, Dharsiwa MLA Mrs.Anita Yogendra Sharma, Chief of UNICEF in Chhattisgarh Mr. Job Zachariah and a large number of members of UNICEF, NSS, various bi-cycle clubs and Anganwadi workers. On this occasion Smt. Bhediya flagged off the nutrition awareness chariot and administered the nutrition oath.
Mrs. Bhediya said that during the ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’, a nutrition-related awareness campaign is being run in the entire Chhattisgarh. Through this campaign, efforts are being made to spread the message of nutrition, health and cleanliness to the people. She said that the Chief Minister’s Suposhan Abhiyan, which was initiated for the eradication of malnutrition in the state, has yielded positive results. People’s cooperation is also necessary for the eradication of malnutrition. Dr. Nayak has appealed to people to take care of the nutrition of women and children, only then our state will be healthy.
Meanwhile, ‘Poshan Abhiyan’ is being operated from the year 2018 to reduce the rate of malnutrition and anaemia and realize the concept of a ‘well-nourished India’. Under this, every year the month of September is celebrated as ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’ across the country to ensure community mobilization and bolster people’s participation.