Chandigarh wins first spot for successful implementation of Poshan Abhiyan

Y.S.Rana | August 23, 2019 10:10 PM

CHANDIGARH: City has been awarded with 04 National Level Awards by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, New Delhi, for its exemplary performance and successful rollout of the Poshan Abhiyaan.  The Abhiyan was launched by the prime minister Mr Narendra Modi in March last year with an aim to reduce stunning, under-nutrition, anemaic, low birth weight by two per cent to three per cent per annum respectively and intensify awareness on the importance of nutrition for good health.

Chandigarh has bagged first position in ICDS-CAS implementation with incentive award amount of Rs one crore and overall excellence in implementation of the Abhiyaan with award money of Rs 1.5 crore. Besides it also bagged in AWW, AWH, ASHA, ANM and LS with award money Rs two crore and also awarded best block level leadership awards.

At block level Ms Usha Kiran, CDPO, Ms Parminder Kaur, BDPO, Dr Ashok Kumar, medical officer were honored with certificates and medals. At field level Ms Parvinder Kaur, Supervisor, Ms Jyoti Sharma, AWW, Ms Parwati Joshi, ANM, Mrs Sandhya Devi, AWH were honored with Rs 2.5 lakh to each awardee.    

The  Ministry  of  Women  and  Child  Development  organized  the  Incentive BasedAwards Ceremony at National Level on 23rd August, 2019 at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi.

The Department of Social welfare Chandigarh Administration under the able guidance of Secretary Social Welfare, Mr. B.L. Sharma, lAS and Director Social Welfare, Smt. Navjot Kaur, PCS in convergence with line departments implemented POSHAN Abhiyaan with great enthusiasm and made it a Jan Andolan. Awareness programmes on all the Themes prescribed.

Last year Chandigarh was given the status of "Best U.T. in the Country" and was awarded with eight awards by the Ministry of Women & Child Development at POSHAN Maah Award Ceremony, organized as part of the Rashtriya POSHAN Maah under POSHAN Abhiyaan, in New Delhi on 10th October, 2018. Chandigarh received two Awards at National level under the category "Best Social Media Campaign" and "Maximum Reach Across All Themes". Besides this six awards were given under Block level and Individual Excellence category to the field staff.

Chandigarh has been the first U.T. in the country to implement Real Time Monitoring of Data of beneficiaries of all Anganwadi Centres in Chandigarh. ICDS-Common Application Software (CAS) has been successfully implemented for this monitoring in all the Anganwadi Centres. Growth Monitoring Devices i.e. Infantometer, Stadiometer, Infant Weighing Scales and Adult Weighing Scales have been procured to monitor Height and Weight of all the beneficiaries at the Anganwadi Centres. For real time entries of the data, 496 Smart Phones have been procured and distributed to all the Anganwadi Workers, Lady Supervisors and Block Level Help Desk.

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