PSAK launches campaign to tackle Vitamin A deficiency in children

To tackle the rising number of problems like poor eyesight, malnutrition and stunted growth in children due to lack of vitamins particularly Vitamin A, Private Schools Association of Kashmir (PSAK) in collaboration with various NGOs today launched a massive awareness campaign and distribution programme of health issues.

The Distribution of Vitamin A 100000 IU, Vitamin A 200000 IU and Albendazole for the children having attained the age of 5 years was organised jointly by Private Schools Association Kashmir, Common Health, Jan Swastha Abhiyan, Ahsan foundation J&K, WIPRO, JKVHA  sponsored by People’s Social and Cultural Society Srinagar. 

Different Schools of Srinagar including Hussainee Public High School HMT Srinagar, Hanfiya Islamiya School Mujgund Srinagar, Candle Flame Public School Lawaypora Srinagar, Rahi Public School Gund Hassi Bhat Sgr, Brilliant Bubbles School Umer Abad Sgr, Sunshine Public School Khushipura, Srinagar and Islamic Educational Institute Lawaypora. The programme was held under the guidance of renowned organisation Vitamin Angeles. At least 1000 children were given the vitamin A and Albendazole tablets for deworming.

The Campaign was Inaugurated by G N Var President PSAK. He said that the children are the future of a nation and healthy children make the healthy society. “The children must be  physically as well as mentally fit particularly in these times of competition,” said Var. “And this campaign is part of our efforts to ensure healthy well being of the children.”

He praised the efforts of the organisation in organising the awareness and distribution campaign.

Rahi Riyaz Ahmad Convener JSA J&K, Member of Common Health and Chairman of the Ahsan Foundation J&K speaking on the occasion stressed upon the need of the awareness among the masses related to various health issues particularly in the young children. He said that today’s child is tommorow’s leader and it is mandatory to give our children a strong and healthy foundation so that they can cope up with the future challenges by all means.

The campaign was attended by PRO Private Schools Association Kashmir Mr B A Shah, Chairman People’s Social and Cultural Society Srinagar Mr Rafiq Razaqi and chairman WHIPRO Dr Hilal Ahmad.

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