National Nutrition Month is being celebrated across the country in the month of September to mark the fight against malnutrition. Various programmes to spread awareness on issues related to malnutrition like stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia and low birth weight in children are organized across the country. POSHAN Abhiyaan – National Nutrition Mission, was launched by the government to achieve improvement in nutritional status of children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers.
Annapoorna Trust with its vision of, Let No Child Go to School Hungry Ever, continues to address the nutrition needs at various rural hinterlands of India, aligning with the theme of National Nutrition Month.
A total of 620 children in 9 different schools of Karimnagar district will receive ‘Raagi Cereals Health Mix’ as their morning nutrition. This Health drink contains significant amounts of vitamin C and E. It is also high on B complex vitamins thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus. It is considered one of the best foods for growing children.
The launch event took place in ZPHS Velichala, Ramadugu Mandal in Karimnagar district in the presence of:
Sri Errabelli Dayakar Rao – Minister for Panchayat Raj, Rural development and Rural water supply
Sri Boinpally Vinod Kumar – Vice Chairman Planning Commission
Sri Sunke Ravishankar MLA, Choppadandi
Sri Rasamai Balakrishan, MLA Manakondur
Sri R V Karnar, IAS (DC – Karimnagar)
Smt Priyanka (CEO – Zilla Parishad)
Ms Garima Agarwal – Joint Collector
Mr. Rajagopalan Veera Raghavan Karnan – Collector
Ms. Kanumalla Vijaya – ZP chairperson, Karimnagar
From Annapoorna Trust:
Mr. Anand Kadali – Secretary & Trustee
Mr. Dhananjay – Mr Dhananjay Rao Ejapu – State Coordinator, Telangana
Mr. Ramesh – Annapoorna active volunteer
Mr. Anand Kadali, Secretary and Trustee of Annapoorna Trust, distributed sarees and dhotis, in appreciation and expression of gratitude to the teaching staff and cooks of the school.