Sonitpur deputy commissioner Narsing Pawar on Sunday flagged off an awareness rally as part of the month-long Rashtriya Poshti Maah.
The observation is under the Poshan Abhiyaan flagship programme, being implemented in the district simultaneously with the rest of the country.
A large number of Anganwadi workers, helpers, supervisors, CDPOs and other officials of the Social Welfare took part in the rally.
CEO, Zilla Parishad, Ramen Malakar, divisional programme officer and i/c DSWO Samsera Hazarka, assistant commissioner Namrata Das and heads of various line departments were also present.
A meeting involving various line departments was also held after the rally at the conference hall of the deputy commissioner’s office to discuss the various activities that are being carried out in the district as part of the Rashtriya Poshti Maah.
The programme aims to address the issue of malnutrition and improve the nutritional outcomes for children, adolescents, pregnant women and lactating mothers through a targeted approach and convergence.
Chairing the meeting, deputy commissioner said active participation of various stakeholders and convergence of similar schemes related to nutrition is the need of the hour which will go a long way in addressing the issue of malnutrition plaguing the country.
A pledge on nutrition was also administered to all present on the occasion.