Poshan Maah 2020: PM Modi kicks off campaign against malnutrition
Published on September 7, 2020 | News Source: ANI
New Delhi, Sep 7: Launching a social media campaign to promote "Poshan Maah", Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday stressed the importance of proper nutrition in building a prosperous nation and asked the people to contribute towards a malnutrition-free India.
"Proper nutrition is vital to build a prosperous nation. #POSHANMaah2020 starts today. Let us undertake efforts to reach out to people across the length and breadth of India and spread awareness on eradicating malnutrition. This will help our Nari Shakti and Yuva Shakti," PM Modi said in a tweet. The Prime Minister also launched a "Poshan Maah" recipe content and urged the people to share the recipes of nutritious dishes on My Government website.
"Let's be #Local4Poshan! Our nation is home to dozens of healthy dishes, which have high nutrition value. Share them on a specially created space on @mygovindia. May your family recipe contribute to a nutritious as well as healthy India," he said in the following tweet. The contest, which aims to bring the nutrition discussion to the grassroots-level, invites citizens to come forward, share nutritional recipes and contribute towards creating a healthier India.
Amit Shah, in a series of tweets, said that the Central government will focus on an intensive campaign across the country for the holistic nourishment of children with severe acute malnutrition during the "Poshan Maah", which translates to nutrition month. "Adequate nutrition for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers has always been the priority of PM @NarendraModi. Launched in 2018, Poshan Abhiyaan is a robust scheme which has been playing an unprecedented role in eliminating malnutrition from the country. #POSHANMaah2020," Shah tweeted.
"This #POSHANMaah2020, PM @NarendraModi govt will focus on an intensive campaign across the country for the holistic nourishment of children with severe acute malnutrition. To further strengthen this scheme, let us all take a pledge & contribute towards a malnutrition-free India," he added.
This comes in line with Prime Minister's Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition (POSHAN) Abhiyaan or National Nutrition Mission, the Central government's flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers.