Bhopal : On the occasion of birthday of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh while commencing the milk distribution in the state, inaugurated the statewide ‘Poshan Mahotsav. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan transferred an amount of Rs. 75 crore 55 lakh by single click in the accounts of 3 lakh 56 thousand 443 beneficiaries of the Ladli Laxmi Yojana. While releasing the State Level Nutritional Management Strategy, he administered a pledge of nutrition to the citizens of the state. He also dedicated 601 new aanganwadi buildings on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that it is an occasion of joy and pleasure not only for the state but for the whole country that today is the birthday of our popular public leader and ray of hope for the people of the country, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Extending heartiest best wishes and greetings to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, on behalf of 8 crore people of the state, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that PM Shri Modi has taken a resolution to serve the poor, destitute and weak. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi is a blessing of God for India. From the birthday of Shri Modi, many programmes are being started for the welfare of the poor in the state. The next whole week will be observed as ‘Gharib Kalyan’ Week.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inaugurated the ‘Gharib Kalyan’ Week from the Statewide Poshan Mahotsav. The Mahotsav was celebrated simultaneously at more than 97 thousand Aanganwadi centres. Programmes were organized at 23 thousand 922 gram panchayat headquarters, more than 6 thousand wards of 376 urban bodies, 313 janpad panchayats and district headquarters. Village nutritional management strategy in Gram Panchayats and ward nutritional management strategy in wards were released. The virtual programme was broadcast on all major channels including Doordarshan. Along with this, a large number of people joined the programme through Twitter, Facebook and webcast.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is the architect of a glorious, powerful and magnificent India. Whatever he did, he did it with full passion and vision. Whether it is protecting the borders of the country, the concept of building an Atmanirbhar Bharat or the schemes for the welfare and development of the poor, the efficient leadership of Prime Minister Shri Modi reflects from every activity. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that from the birthday of such a dynamic Prime Minister, who is always concerned about the poor, the State Government has decided to conduct programmes for the welfare of the people under ‘Gharib Kalyan’ Week.
Now ‘Poshan Sarkar’-Aanganwadis will have ‘Poshan Matkas’
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the work is being started on Poshan Sarkar through nutritional management strategy. We believe that it is necessary to connect the society in the fight against malnutrition. In this regard, Annapurna Panchayat will be set up in every village. Panchayats, urban bodies, self-help groups, school management committees, forest management committees besides others will be connected with Annapurna Panchayat. This panchayat will have the responsibility to monitor the quality of nutrition and health services. Shri Chouhan appealed to keep ‘Poshan Matka’ (Nutritional Earthen Pot) in every village. He said that fruits, vegetables, grains etc. should be collected in the pots, kept in the Anganwadis, with the help of affluent families. These should be used in enhancing the nutritional level of weak children and women. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that he will ensure that fruits and vegetables from the ‘Poshan Vatika’ (Nutrition garden), established in the Chief Minister’s house go to the nutritional pot of the nearby Anganwadis.
‘Roti Banao-Kanda Thapo ki Jagah Beta-Beti Barabar Maano’
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Chauhan said that the Ladli Laxmi Yojana was started to establish the idea to consider daughters and sons as equal instead of just considering the girls for household chores ‘Roti Banao-Kanda Thapo ki Jagah Beti-Beta Barbar Maano’ and to change the mindset of the society towards daughters. ‘I am happy that the girls, who were given NSCs at little age, are pursuing studies in 9th to 10th class today and are dreaming of becoming doctors and collectors. Our government is committed to provide equal opportunities to daughters. With this purpose, schemes have been launched for their support and welfare at every stage from birth to employment and marriage. Shri Chouhan said that violence against girls and women will not be tolerated in the state. Strict action will be taken against those who commit such acts. Respect, security and equality to daughters, sisters and mothers are paramount for the government.
Eight lakh children to get milk
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that distribution of sweet milk powder is being started for the 8 lakh malnourished children and low nourished children from the birthday of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. These malnourished children will soon be well-nourished by consuming milk daily.
Chief Minister dedicates 601 Anganwadi centres
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also dedicated 601 Anganwadi buildings through a single click, constructed by migrant labourers came to various villages during the Corona period.
Chief Minister administers nutrition resolution
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan administered the nutrition resolution to make the state free from anaemia and malnutrition as well as to move towards development and make the state a well-nourished state by effectively implementing nutritional strategy.
Responsibility of pre-primary education to anganwadis now
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the responsibility of pre-primary education for children up to 6 years of age is now being entrusted to the Anganwadis under the National Education Policy.
Among those who were present at the state level programme organized at Mantralaya were Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Imarti Devi, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri Ashok Shah and other officials.
Minister of Women and Child Development Smt. Imarti Devi stated the need to develop Anganwadi centres as Bal shiksha kendras.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan interacted with girls and women from different places of the state. He sought information about the operation of Anganwadis, Ladli Laxmi Yojana etc.
Dia Suman said, she will become a collector
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan spoke to Sushri Dia Suman, student of Class VI of Pandola Gram Panchayat of Sheopur district. A Ladli Laxmi Yojana beneficiary, Dia is a student of Class VIth. When Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, Dia replied saying “Mama, I will become a collector.” Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the greatest strength is in trying, if you try hard, you will definitely succeed.
CM happy after conversation with Khushi
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan spoke to Khushi Parihar, student of Class IXth from Sahona Gram Panchayat of Dabra block of Gwalior district. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that I can recall the time when I gave the first NSC, taking young girl in my lap in Raisen. Today these girls are studying in Class IXth and Xth. This is a moment of personal satisfaction and immense happiness for me. Khushi told the Chief Minister that she wants to be a doctor. The Chief Minister said that where there is a will, there is a way.
Do you feed the nutritious food packet or just throw it
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan spoke to Smt. Pooja Yadav, mother of Baldev Yadav, a child of Anganwadi in Sahona gram panchayat of Dabra block of Gwalior district. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked Smt. Pooja Yadav whether the Anganwadi opens on time or not. He also confirmed whether she fed her child from the packet of nutritional food received from the Anganwadi or just threw it somewhere. He said that it is must to take care of nutrition in child’s meals. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan motivated all women including Pooja to get their children vaccinated on time. He said that it is necessary for the health of children and mothers.
Looking at Chief Minister Shri Chouhan on the screen, Rahabai, mother of Ashish Saste of Osada gram panchayat of Pati block of Barwani district said “Ram-Ram Mama”. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan sought information about Ashish’s food from Rahabai. Shri Chouhan said that now milk powder is also being given for children in Anganwadi.
You have made Kondo Kutki famous all over the country and abroad
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told Smt. Rekha Pandram of Tejaswini Group that you have made Kondo Kutki famous in the country and the world. During a conversation with the self-help group of Dindori, Smt. Rekha Pandram said that the burfi, biscuits etc. made from Kondo Kutki is being sold through Madhya Pradesh Tourism. Each unit earns a net profit of Rs 20 to 25 thousand in a month. The Chief Minister asked other self-help groups of the state to take inspiration from this and take initiative to make nutritious food from local food items.