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                                         Panaji: September

The Community Food & Nutrition Extension Unit Goa which runs under Food & Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women & Child Development Government of India, organized  a one day state level workshop on Ensuring Focused Intervention Addressing-Under Nutrition During the first 1000 days of the Child- Better Child Health at Tonca Caranzalem in the city today.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development Government of India launched a campaign “Poshan Abhiyan,, a PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment  from  1st Sepember to 4th October 2018.During this period series of activities would be conducted to sensitize the masses about the health of child and importance of food nutrition. The workshop was inaugurated by the South Goa Member of Parliament Shri Narendra  Savoikar.    

Shri Narendra Savoikar, speaking on the occasion said that, nutrition of a child is the responsibility of all stakeholders like parents, family and society. Though Goa he said  is well known as progressed  in terms of development but we have to go a long way in achieving the goal of nutrition of child in the state. The implementation of various schemes by Government for the nutrition of child is not enough but efforts are to be made to see that the benefit of the scheme is reached to beneficiaries to fulfill purpose.

Shri Savoikar further said that   a nation becomes healthy when  its citizens are healthy and well nourished. Therefore he appealed to work together for the cause of child and a  healthy citizen.   

          Assistant Director Department Women & Child Development, Smt. Deepali Naik, Assistant Professor Government College of Home Science Smt. Varsha Naik, delegates and others attended the function.


Smt Sangita Rane, Demonstration Officer welcomed the gathering.while Neeta Rane, Technical Assistant proposed the vote of thanks.