Poshan Pakhwada

• The Minister for Women and Child Development has announced that the Government will celebrate ‘Poshan Pakhwada’ from 8th to 22nd March 2019 across the Country.

• The celebrations will mark the first anniversary of POSHAN Abhiyaan on 8th March (International Women’s Day), 2019 by organising Poshan Pakhwada across the Country.

• The Poshan Pakhwada will be celebrated on lines of ‘Poshan Maah’ held in the month of September, 2018.

Following activities will be undertaken during the observance of Poshan Pakhwada:

• Poshan Melas, Rally on nutrition at all level, Session on nutrition at schools, Self help group meetings, anaemia camps, etc.

• Further Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities through mass media, and Social Media will be carried out.

• Social Media Campaign Hashtag #PoshanPakhwada through media partners and team of Swasth Bharat Preraks would be carried out for maximum reach.

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