Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers from Longsa village presenting a folk song during the Mokokchung district level celebration of “Nutrition Fortnight” at Mopungchuket village on March 20. (Morung Photo)
Morung Express News
Mokokchung | March 20
As part of the district level celebration of “Poshan Pakhwada” or “Nutrition Fortnight” in Mokokchung district, the Social Welfare Department organized a “Folk Show” at Mopungchuket village today where more than 200 Anganwadi Workers (AWW) and Anganwadi Helpers (AWH) from four Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) along with departmental officers in the district converged to participate along with the villagers. The Nutrition Fortnight is being observed from March 8 to 22 all across the country in commemoration of the first anniversary of “Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyan” or “National Nutrition Mission.”
The main features of the celebration included a demonstration on traditional “rice pounding and husking” by Mangkolemba ICDS Project, “traditional song based on locally produced healthy organic foods” by Ongpangkong North ICDS Project and “making of traditional chutney using leek and mushrooms” by Changtongya ICDS Project. Kobulong ICDS Project made two presentations which included “folk song basing on nutritional food values” and baking of “amzü,” a flatbread made of stick rice flour, black sesame seeds and sweeteners which is a Mopungchuket specialty.
Other highlights of the celebration which was held at Yimyong Moapu, Mopungchuket included presentation of Poshan song by Anganwadi Workers, short speeches by Aosadang, Chairman of Mopungchuket Village Council and Bendangkokba, District Welfare Officer, Mokokchung. Speech on the significance of Poshan Pakhwada was delivered by Talisangla Nokdir, CDPO, Ogpangkong North. This was stated in a press note issued by Imliyanger, CDPO, Kobulong.