Government contacts Mumbai's minority networks, on POSHAN Abhiyaan

Ministry of Women and Child Development - Government reaches out to Mumbai’s minority communities, on POSHAN Abhiyaan. Pregnant Women’s health should be a joint responsibility of the family: Union Minister Smriti Zubin Irani. “We want to create a New India, a healthy and disease-free India”: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

Sep 7, 2021 - 08:45
Government contacts Mumbai's minority networks, on POSHAN Abhiyaan

Association Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani and Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi went to a progression of "Poshan Jagrukta Abhiyaan" (Nutrition Awareness Campaign) programs under "Poshan Maah" at different spots of Mumbai, among various segments of society today. 

These projects have been coordinated mutually by the Union Ministry for Women and Child Development and Union Ministry for Minority Affairs, to assist ladies having a place with different minority networks living in impeded territories of Mumbai. 

During the day-long program, the Union Ministers interfaced with individuals from Muslim, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, Christian and Parsi people group.

The collaborations were with Muslim people group at Anjuman-I-Islam Girls School, Bandra; with Jain, Sikh and Buddhist Communities, at Mahatma Gandhi Seva Mandir Hall, Bandra; with the Chrisitan people group, at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Sion, and with Parsi people group, at Parzor Foundation at The Dadar Athornan Institute, Dadar. 

"Ladies' issues now a social issue, part of the standard" 

Tending to individuals from the minority networks, the WCD Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani featured that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has transformed ladies' issues into a social issue.

""Conversations on maternal wellbeing are as of now not simply bound to ladies. These days, men are likewise contemplating ladies' wellbeing. Pregnant Women's wellbeing ought to be a joint liability of the family", she added. 

Talking on the significance of good nourishment, the Minister said that Poshan Abhiyaan is a social development.

"Alongside the Ministry of Minority Affairs, we are today attempting to take it forward among the minority networks. Every resident needs to set out to give it due significance in their life.

Assuming we need to have the option to tell the world that not a solitary youngster in India experiences ailing health, then, at that point it is significant for individuals from all networks to approach." Cleanliness also is vital for sustenance, she added. 

Smt Irani further educated that, under PM Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), a lumpsum is given in the ledgers of poor, pregnant ladies, to accommodate their nourishment, antibodies, institutional conveyance and compensation misfortune. "Till date, under PMMVY, the Government of India has moved Rs 8,800 crore in the ledgers of more than 2 crore recipients." The Minister encouraged public delegates to guarantee that the advantages of PMVVY arrive at poor pregnant ladies in their individual electorates. 

The WCD Minister additionally educated that 13 crore local area based projects were completed in the year 2020, following all COVID-19 conventions. "Under the Poshan Abhiyaan, 10 lakh Anganwadis have been furnished with development checking gadgets.

Cell phones have been given to 9 lakh Anganwadi focuses in the country. Today, with the assistance of Poshan Tracker, 9 crore pregnant ladies, lactating moms and kids are being checked by the Central and State/UT Governments." 

Shri Naqvi likewise said that "Choices with Delivery" has been the responsibility of the Government drove by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

"The Government has dealt with a conflict balance to give reasonable and quality wellbeing administrations to individuals. The Government has taken a few measures to guarantee wellbeing and prosperity of individuals particularly youngsters and ladies from all areas of the general public."

He said that Poshan Abhiyaan has turned into a powerful mass development to annihilate mal-nourishment in the country particularly among kids, juvenile young ladies, pregnant ladies and lactating moms. 

Different strict pioneers; Members of Parliament Smt. Poonam Mahajan, Shri Gopal Shetty, Shri Manoj Kotak and Shri Rahul Rajesh Shewale; MLAs Shri Mangal Prabhat Lodha and Shri Ashish Shellar; Shri Indevar Pandey (Secretary, Union Ministry for Women and Child Development); Smt. Renuka Kumar (Secretary, Union Ministry of Minority Affairs); Shri S K Dev Verman (Secretary NCM and CMD NMDFC); Ms Rubal Aggarwal (Commissioner, Integrated Child Development Scheme, Govt. of Maharashtra); and other senior authorities and Anjuman-I-Islam president Dr Zahir Kazi; Bombay Parsi Punchayet Chairperson Ms. Armaity Tirandaz, and other noticeable individuals from social and schooling field went to the "Poshan Abhiyaan" mindfulness crusade at different spots in Mumbai. 

WCD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani visits Dharavi; interfaces with ladies and circulates sustenance packs 

Prior in the day, Smt. Irani visited an Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme Center at Dharavi in Mumbai. The Minister dispersed nourishment packs and organic product bushels to pregnant ladies, lactating moms and youngsters experiencing Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) around there.

She interfaced with different residents getting benefits under the Scheme and furthermore visited their homes. On the event, the WCD Minister additionally introduced a Digital Guddi Gudda Board at the ICDS premises. The board is utilized for a refreshing, checking and offering permeability to birth measurements, under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao drive.

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