KARIMNAGAR; Additional Collector (local bodies) Garima Agarwal performed the ‘Anna prasana’ (first feeding to child) and ‘Akshara bhyasam’ (initiation of child into the world of learning) at the weekly growth monitoring programme at the Anganwadi centre in Ganneruvaram mandal in Karimnagar district on Tuesday (January 24, 2023).
The Additional Collector participated in the weekly growth monitoring programme as part of Poshan Abhiyaan programme at Anganwadi centre in Ganneruvaram mandal. Speaking on the occasion, she informed the pregnant women and lactating mothers to utilize the transparent and online services provided at the Anganwadi centres. She interacted with the pregnant women and inquired about the services provided at the Anganwadi centres.
On this occasion, Ms Agarwal empowered the womenfolk about the importance of the height and weight of the children in the age group of 0 to 6 years to obtain their status as normal, underweight, severe acute malnourished, moderate acute malnourishment and stunted etc. She also educated the pregnant women the need to eat healthy and nutritional food for the healthy growth of the child. DWO K Sabitha, MPDO Swathi, MPTC Pushpalatha, APM Lavanya, ACDPO Aravinda, Supervisor Israth Sultana, Poshan Abiyaan coordinator Nagaraju and others were present.