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Manipur joins nation in celebrating 5th Poshan Pakhwada 2023

Manipur joined the nationwide celebration of the fifth Poshan Pakhwada 2023 under Poshan Abhiyan today with various activities. The celebration of Poshan Pakhwada under the Ministry of Women and Child Development will continue till April 3. Every year, Poshan Pakhwada is celebrated in the month of March for 15 days. Similarly, the month of September is celebrated as Rashtriya Poshan Maah, across the country.

Director of Social Welfare Department, Ng. Uttam launched Poshan Pakhwada 2023 in the complex of the department at North AOC. Speaking on the sidelines, Director Ng. Uttam said the mission aimed to fight malnutrition among children in India. The theme of this year’s Poshan Pakhwada 2023 is “Nutrition for All: Together Towards a Healthy India”. With the declaration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, Ng. Uttam stressed the nutritional benefits of consuming climate-resilient millet crops, locally known as chanal. He said millets are rich in iron, zinc, magnesium and other minerals and that consumption of millets can help in fighting anaemia among young girls and women.

Anganwadi workers, staff and officials of the department took part in a short-distance rally held on the occasion.

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