Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has written letter to public representatives asking for their active support during National Nutrition Month (Poshan Maah) starting from September 1. He has appealed all the MPs, MLAs, Mayor, Urban Body and Panchayat representatives of the state to contribute towards realizing the vision of ‘Malnutrition Free Chhattisgarh’.
Praising the active contribution of public representatives, Mr. Baghel stated in the letter that MLAs have always extended their consistent support for eradication of malnutrition and anemia in children of the state. In previous years, everyone has contributed towards successfully organizing of ‘Poshan Maah’. Chief Minister stated that this year as well, he expects active support, cooperation and participation of everyone for organizing National Nutrition Month 2020 (Rashtriy Poshan Maah).
Mr. Baghel said that malnutrition and anemia in children is a serious problem. To ensure significant reduction in malnutrition level, Poshan Abhiyan is being conducted from year 2018. Every year, National Nutrition Month is organized as a public movement for creating awareness, inspiring behavioural change, and hold dialogue about importance of nutrition.  In Chhattisgarh as well, Rashtriy Poshan Maah is being organized from September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 this year. Because of the circumstances due to global pandemic, this year Rashtriy Poshan Maah is also being organized as a digital public movement along with the other mediums. For this, video conferencing technology, social media, mass media, print media are being extensively used.