Poonch : KrishiVigyan Kendra, Poonch of Sher-e-Kashmir University Jammu, in collaboration with Mission Directorate ICDS on Friday conducted an awareness programme on National Nutrition Week at KVK Poonch campus.
The programme was conducted under the leadership of Prof J P Sharma, Vice Chancellor and overall supervision of Dr S K Gupta Director Extension, SKUAST-Jammu.
Dr Ajay Gupta, Sr. Scientist & KVK Head informed that National Nutrition Week is celebrated every year from September 1 to 7 to create awareness about good nutrition and health and this year Nutrition week is celebrated with the theme “Celebrate a World of Flavours’’. He explained that the objective was to generate awareness about the importance of nutrition for good health which has far-reaching implications on economic growth and National Development.
Speaking about the problem of malnutrition in India, he said that India has marginally improved to address the issues of stunting, underweight and severely wasted among children and women. He elaborated various Government schemes to fight malnutrition especially among Women and Children and also spoke on the importance of pulses and millets in human diet for balanced nutrition.
The programme was attended by more than sixty Anganwari workers of Block Haveli. Dr. RamandeepKour highlighted the need for sensitizing rural and household women regarding the importance of nutritional food, vegetables and fruits in human diet. He informed that malnutrition is a serious problem in Poonch district among adolescent girls, pregnant women and children. The programme ended with the vote of thanks presented by Dr. RamandeepKour.