Massive Rally by JNRM Home Science Students and Anganwadi Workers on “POSHAN Maah”

Port Blair, Sept 05: The Department of Home Science, JNRM in collaboration with the Directorate of Social Welfare, A & N Administration organised a massive rally on “POSHAN Maah” for creating awareness on the importance of Nutrition, Balanced Diet and Anaemia Prevention. The rally was flagged off by Ms.Geetika Sharma, IAS, Secretary (Social Welfare). While addressing the gathering she congratulated the students for taking pride in participating in a national mission and emphasised the need to have nutritious food in our daily diet in order to avoid health consequences.

The Home Science students role is of paramount importance in making the Andaman and Nicobar Islands free from Malnutrition and continuous monitoring required by the students and faculty members, she added. Dr.N.Francis Xavier, Principal, JNRM informed the gathering that JNRM is always in the forefront in taking Government missions into the field by disseminating information.

Dr.K.Venkatesan, Assistant Professor & HoD, Department of Home Science thanked the Directorate of Social Welfare for joining hands with JNRM and informed the Anganwadi workers to get assistance from the Department of Home Science. Altogether 150 studnets from Home Science and Tamil Departments and 50 Anganwadi Workers from ICDS Urban project took part in the rally which started from JNRM passed through RK Mission, Netaji Stadium, Aberdeen Bazar, CID Office, Head Post Office, Bengali Club and the rally was organised by Dr.K.Venkatesan, Assistant Professor & HoD, Department of Home Science, Smt.Nidhi Shekhwat, Assistant Professor of Home Science, Dr. Rekha Kumari, Resource Person of Home Science and Smt.Nitika Garhia, Resource Person of Home Science.

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