National Nutrition Week launched in Srinagar

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Proper Nutrition vital for optimum growth of children: Secy Social Welfare

SRINAGAR: Secretary Social Welfare, Farooq Ahmad Lone on Saturday launched National Nutrition Week and Matru Vandana Saptha- a monthly programme organised by Social Welfare department with the aim of creating mass awareness about the requirement of proper nutrition for better child health here.
“Lone on the occasion said that proper nutrition is vital at every stage of life, especially for children to stimulate their mental and physical growth,” an official government press release stated.
He said that the theme of celebration of Matru Vandana Saptah is to ensure proper nutrition for pregnant women, regular ante-natal check-ups, institutional delivery and immunization for infants.
“Both the programmes are important for national development and no society can develop unless they do not have healthy children,” he said. “These programmes should be implemented in mission mode so that real benefits of these programmes reach to real beneficiaries.”
While welcoming the participants, the secretary Social Welfare said that the month-long programme is being celebrated as National Nutrition programme across the country for the awareness of the women about their health and nutritional requirements in the different phases of life and motivated them to take this message forward in their respective fields.