Health of Mothers & Children Important for Development of a Country: MLA Gurkirat Singh Kotli
Khanna (Ludhiana), September 11, 2019: Khanna MLA Mr Gurkirat Singh Kotli today said that a country can develop in real terms only if its mothers and children are healthy. He said this while inaugurating an awareness camp related to Poshan Maah in ward number 25, here today.
While speaking on the occasion, he informed that with an aim to eliminate anaemia, malnutrition and other health related problems amongst mothers, children and girls, September month is being celebrated as “Rashtriya Poshan Maah”. During this month, people would be made aware about these problems by different mediums in all blocks of district Ludhiana.
It is pertinent to mention that during the month of September, women would be made aware about how to take care of their newly born children for first 1000 days, save themselves from anaemia, diarrhoea, nutritious food, right way of washing hand, and maintaining clean surroundings etc.
He said that meetings would be held with mothers, weight of children would be recorded, seminars/workshops regarding nutritious food would be organised, Poshan Mela’s would be organised, cycle rally, poshan walk, gram sabha, healthy recipe competitions, Prabhat pheri’s, hut bazaar, visit to houses, Naari Ki Chaupal, distribution of ORS packets, Jaago, different competitions of students, meetings with panchayats, workshops to make people aware about right way to wash hands etc.
The Social Security, Women and Child Development Department, Skill Development Department, Rural Development and Panchayat Department, Local Government Department, Youth Services Department, Education Department, Agriculture Department, Health and Family Welfare Department, Water Supply and Sanitation Department and Information & Public Relations Department is actively contributing in this campaign.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Nagar Council Khanna president Mr Vikas Mehta, CDPO Mrs Sarabjit Kaur, Executive Officer Mr Ranbir Singh, Mr Rai Singh and Mr Gaurav Gupta (both BDPOs), Mr Jatinder Pathak, Mr Hardev Singh Rosha, Mr Ravinder Singh Babbu, Mr Surinder Kumar Bawa, Mr Rupinder Singh Gill, besides several others.