J&K bags 3 national awards for POSHAN Abhiyaan

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir today walked away with three awards for activities under PoshanMaah observed from 1 September to 30 September 2018 throughout the country under Poshan Abhiyaan (Nutrition Mission).

In J&K several activities were carried out under POSHAN Abhiyaan under the aegis of Social Welfare Department.

The awards were presented by NITI Aayog member, Dr Vinod Paul at a function organized by the Union Ministry for Child and Women Development here today.

J&K was conferred with the State Award under innovation category which was received by the State Mission Director, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), J&K, VeerjiHangloo on behalf of the State Government.

Besides, Anjum Ganai of J&K was awarded for leadership at Block Level and KulsoomBano, was awarded in the Field Functionary category.

Pertinently, the Nutrition Mission was launched by the Centre in March this year with a targeted approach to reduce under-nutrition, anemia and low birth weight of infants. Pregnant women are also the beneficiaries of the mission.

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