Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged folks to participate in efforts to eradicate malnutrition in the course of the month of September which is noticed as a ‘Poshan Maah’ yearly.
In the 92nd episode of his month-to-month radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, PM Modi mentioned, “The month of September is dedicated to festivals as well as a big campaign related to nutrition. We celebrate the Poshan Maah every year from the 1st to the 30th of September.”
“Efforts for social awareness play an important role in tackling the challenges of malnutrition. I would urge all of you in the coming nutrition month, to take part in the efforts to eradicate malnutrition,” he mentioned, whereas mentioning varied initiatives and campaigns underway to deal with malnutrition within the nation. “Many creative and diverse efforts are being made all over the country against malnutrition. Better use of technology and also public participation has become an important part of the nutrition campaign,” he mentioned.
PM Modi additionally listed the initiatives taken by the federal government to eradicate malnutrition, which embody offering cellular units to tens of millions of Anganwadi employees within the nation, launch of a Poshan Tracker to observe the accessibility of Anganwadi companies, and inclusion of ladies aged 14-18 underneath the purview of the POSHAN Abhiyan in all aspirational districts and north jap states.
“The solution to the malady of malnutrition is not limited just to these steps – in this fight, many other initiatives also play an important role. For example, take the Jal Jeevan Mission… this mission is also going to have a huge impact in making India malnutrition-free,” he mentioned.
Speaking in regards to the ‘Sampoorna’ undertaking being run in Assam’s Bongai village, Modi mentioned, “The purpose of this project is to fight against malnutrition and the method too is very unique. Under this, the mother of a healthy child from an Anganwadi centre meets the mother of a malnourished child every week and discusses all nutrition-related information. That is, one mother becomes a friend of another mother, helps her, and teaches her.”
“With the help of this project in this region, in one year malnutrition has been eradicated in more than 90 per cent children,” Modi mentioned. He additionally talked about the ‘Mera Bachha Campaign’ being applied in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh and spoke about how bhajan-kirtans had been getting used to curb malnutrition within the state. PM Modi additionally spoke a few snake and ladder recreation ready in Giridih district of Jharkhand, the place kids study good and unhealthy habits in an revolutionary method by the sport.
“I am telling you about so many innovative experiments related to malnutrition, because all of us also have to join this campaign in the coming month,” Modi mentioned.
Talking in regards to the seventy fifth yr of Independence, the PM mentioned, “On this special occasion of Amrit Mahotsav and Independence Day, we have seen the collective might of the country… We had also seen the spirit of the country in the cleanliness campaign and the vaccination campaign.”
On the federal government initiative of Amrit Sarovar, PM Modi mentioned, “I urge all of you, especially my young friends, to actively participate in the Amrit Sarovar campaign and lend full strength to these efforts of water conservation and water storage and take them forward.”
Observing that the yr 2023 has been declared because the International Year of Millets, Modi mentioned, “Today, around the world, the craze for these very coarse grains, millets, is rising… For the last some time, when any foreign guests come to India, when heads of state come to India, it is my endeavour to get dishes made from the millets of India, that is, our coarse grains, included in the banquet. And the experience has been that these dignitaries have very much relished them and they also try to collect a lot of information about our millets.”
“Jowar, bajra, ragi, sawan, kangni, cheena, kodo, kutki, kuttu, all these are just millets. India is the largest producer of millets in the world, hence the responsibility of making this initiative a success also rests on the shoulders of us Indians. Together we all have to make it a mass movement, and also increase the awareness regarding millets among the people of the country,” Modi mentioned. He talked about that millets are additionally very helpful in combating malnutrition since they’re full of power in addition to protein.
PM Modi additionally talked about the supply of 4G web companies in Jorsing village of Arunachal Pradesh’s Siang district. “There has been a new sunrise in the form of 4G in the remote areas of Arunachal and north east; internet connectivity has brought a new dawn,” he mentioned.