Ministry to celebrate 6th Rashtriya Poshan Maah in September 2023

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The sixth Rashtriya Poshan Maah will be celebrated by the Ministry of Women and Child Development throughout September 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • The focus of the Rashtriya Poshan Maah initiative is to comprehensively address malnutrition using a life-cycle approach in sync with Mission Nutrition 2.0.

  • POSHAN (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition) campaign, the flagship initiative of the Government of India, was launched to tackle malnutrition.

  • It targets pregnant women, lactating mothers, teenage girls and children below 6 years of age.

  • During the period of the 15th Finance Commission, it was combined with other schemes to strengthen nutrition assistance.

The theme of Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2023:

  • The theme of Poshan Maah 2023 is “Suposhit Bharat, Sakshar Bharat, Sashakt Bharat” (Nutrition-rich India, Educated India, Empowered India).

Activities and Initiatives:

  • Various activities and initiatives have been planned during Poshan Maah, including special breastfeeding and complementary feeding campaigns.

  • Healthy Child Competition aims to promote healthy competition for nutrition and overall well-being.

  • Other initiatives include combining nutrition and education (Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi), promoting lifestyle changes for better nutrition (Mission Life), tribal-centric sensitization, and addressing anemia through testing and treatment.

Jan Andolan movement:

  • The Jan Andolan movement under Poshan Maah serves as a platform for a united celebration, emphasizing the country's journey to independence and progress.

  • This also includes the 'Meri Maati Mera Desh' campaign.

Role of Mission Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0:

  • The objective of encouraging nutrition-seeking behavior is continued through Mission Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0.

A vision of a well-nourished India:

  • Poshan Maah 2023 aims to engage communities at large, including Gram Panchayats and urban local bodies, to fulfill the vision of a well-nourished India envisioned by the Honorable Prime Minister during the Amrit Kaal.

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