POSHAN Abhiyan’ launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister aims to achieve improvement in the status of nutrition of both children and women. Poshan Maah and Pakhwada are celebrated every year by Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India.
With reference no. CBSE/ Circular No: Acad-95/2022, dated 2nd September, 2022, students of Salwan Public School, Mayur Vihar-III celebrated Rashtriya Poshan Maah during the month of September, 2022 to further accelerate various activities under POSHAN Abhiyan and to create a Jan Aandolan in the Process by adhering to COVID – 19.
As instructed teachers carried out the following activities during the month of September.
Pledge: The POSHAN Abhiyaan launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to improve the nutritional status of both children and women. Poshan Maah and Pakhwada are celebrated every year by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. To observe the activity of Poshan Maah around 1014 students of classes III-XII on 6th September, 2022, took Poshan pledge in school during Poshan Maah reflecting the spirit of Bacha and Shiksha. Students of classes V-XII took Poshan pledge in school during Poshan Maah reflecting the spirit of Bacha and Shiksha.
Sensitize regarding nutrition in formative years:
Group discussion on formative years with around 110 students of class X students was done. Students became aware that they need the right foods at the right time to grow and develop to their full potential. Poor diets in early childhood can lead to deficiencies in essential vitamins and nutrients – such as vitamin A deficiency, which weakens children’s immunity, increases their risk of blindness and can lead to death from common childhood diseases like diarrhoea. Lack of nutrition among children have far reaching impact on not just the physical health but also the mental development of the child. It is also a cause of mortality among children.
Nutrition Garden: 8th September, 2022, In order to create awareness among the students about the importance of nutrition. Around 205 Students of classes VII & VIII participated in the activity with full enthusiasm. They planted saplings of medicinal herbs, shrubs and climbers, those which were easily available. Nutrition is important for the overall growth of a child’s all faculty. Benefits of a balanced diet was discussed with students. A plantation drive was carried out in the school herbal garden. Students got a chance to explore the surroundings and were guided to take care of nature and prevent deforestation.
Water Management: Water is an extremely sacred resource for the existence of mankind. Water management helps in developing efficient irrigation practices for the betterment of agriculture in the country. Proper utilization of water in our homes too can save this precious resource. 12th September, 2022, teachers conducted awareness campaign for students of classes VIII & IX on water management through drawing and painting activities. Around 205 students participated in the said activity. Teachers joined hands to celebrate the true Spirit of POSHAN MAAH along with school children and empowered them with the knowledge of water management, guided them to save water and use limited amount of water whenever required.