Bathukamma with a difference to educate women and children about importance of nutritious food

K M Dayashankar


Women and adolescent girls were also educated about health care and nutrition and individual hygiene

KARIMNAGAR: The women and child welfare department had celebrated ‘Bathukamma’ with a difference as part of the ongoing week-long International women’s day celebrations simultaneously along with the Karimnagar Book Fair at the Jyothirao Phule park (Circus grounds) in Karimnagar town on Thursday.

The day was celebrated with a theme of women health care and nutrition. In order to educate the womenfolk and children about the importance of eating nutritious food, the women and children welfare department officials, who have been participating in Poshan Abhiyaan programme, had designed the Bathukammas with different varieties of vegetables, fruits and leafy vegetables.

The special designed Bathukammas had attracted the visitors with curiosity as the authorities had empowered the girls and women about the importance of different varieties of vegetables and fruits for a healthy living. Besides, the authorities had also displayed different varieties of food including millets food to be eaten by women and adolescent girls were also on display.

The womenfolk had also painted the venue with colourful rangolies highlighting the importance of mother and child health care and International women’s day. The cultural troupe members had also presented programmes to educate the gathering about the importance of nutrition and health care.

On this occasion, senior gynaecologist and IMA women doctors wing chairperson Dr M Vijaya Lakshmi participated as chief guest and educated the women and adolescent girls about the importance health and nutrition. She also gave valuable tips for the health of pregnant mothers and new born children. She also educated about individual hygiene and sanitation.

Additional Collector GV Shyam Prasad Lal, DMHO Dr Juveria, DWO V Padmavathi, Karimnagar urban CDPO Uma Rani, Karimnagar rural CDPO K Sabitha, Gangadhara CDPO Kasturi and Huzurabad CDPO Bhagyalaxmi, KVK scientist Prashanti, Anganwadi teachers, workers, KGBV students and others were also present.

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