ANGUL, SEPT 23, 2022
Pursuing its mission of ‘Hunger-free India’ and ‘Nutrition for All’ in the country and aligning with the Government policies, JSP Foundation, the CSR wing of Jindal Steel & Power in coordination with Integrated Child Development Scheme, Odisha Livelihood Mission, Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department and National Health Mission organised a mega sensitization event at Sanakerjanga Gram Panchayat office premises.
The sensitization session was conducted by Liliy Dash, Child Development Project Officer, Banarapl; Anusaya Panda, ICDS Supervisor; Dr. Jayashree Dehury, MO I/C Badakerjang PHC; and Sunita Pal, BPM, OLM, Banarapal.
A recipe demonstration on locally available raw and cooked healthy food was also inaugurated by DB Pany, Vice President and Group Security Officer, SFSS.
The programme facilitated by Sanakerjanga GP Sarpanch Namrata Pradhan, was attended by Puspa Satapathy, GM-CSR and Dr. Ambarish Patra from Jindal Steel and Power; and Jashmita Pradhan, Samiti Member, and other village leaders.
Appreciating this initiative, villagers from Sanakerjanga Panchayat agreed to partner in various development initiatives with JSP Foundation and the Government.
This programme is conducted in different gram panchayats for sensitizing the communities about good health and nutrition. Strengthening of Nutri Garden in Anganwadi Centers is one of the focused activities during the observance of the month-long programme.
The programme that started on September 1 will continue till the end of this month. The objective of the programme is to achieve improvement in nutritional status of the people and sensitize them about proper nutrition and healthy eating habits. To mark the month, sensitization programmes, support of food & hygiene kits, mosquito nets to the underprivileged, recipe demonstration using locally available food materials etc. were made.
The sensitisation programme provides awareness to the communities for maintaining proper nutrition, healthy eating habits and importance of hygiene for health.
This year, the objective is to trigger Poshan Maah through Gram Panchayats as Poshan Panchayats with a key focus on “Mahila aur Swasthya” (Woman and Health) and “Bacha aur Shiksha” (Child and Education).
Notably, JSP Foundation is implementing a special Project – SNEHA – to address the nutritional needs of the orphan children, children living in remote areas in Pallahara, Athamallik, Kishorenagar and Chhendipada, senior citizens, widows and differently abled persons for their wellbeing and healthy living. The Kishori Express run by JSP Foundation also creates awareness on the importance of nutrition among adolescent girls. Every year more than 30,000 girls and over 15,000 women and children are sensitised on the proper diet, health and hygiene to maintain good health.