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CBC Agartala organises exhibition, Showcases PM Viswakarma Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyaan Initiatives


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 30th September 2023 : A two-day exhibition organized by the Central Bureau of Communication Field Office in Agartala was inaugurated today at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Vidya Mandir in Aralia, West Tripura.

The exhibition showcased various schemes of the Central Government, with special emphasis on the newly launched PM Viswakarma Scheme. During an awareness program on the PM Viswakarma scheme, Mr. Rajesh Debbarma, General Manager of the Department of Industry and Commerce, Government of Tripura, highlighted its key features. He provided details on how the scheme can benefit individuals in 18 different trades and explained the process of availing its benefits.

When addressing questions from the audience about how to access the schemes, he informed them that the scheme operates primarily through online mode and can be availed through any Common Service Centre located across the state.

In the second session, Dr. Kanak Choudhury, Deputy MS of GBP Hospital and Medical College, spoke about POSHAN, a flagship initiative by the Government of India (GoI) aimed at comprehensively addressing malnutrition. September is designated as Rashtriya Poshan Maah or Nutrition Month, as part of the Government’s national flagship program, POSHAN Abhiyaan, also known as the National Nutrition Mission.

The program was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018 with the objective of reducing undernutrition levels among children below six years of age, pregnant women, and lactating mothers in the country.

This year, POSHAN Maah is being celebrated under the theme “Suposhit Bharat, Sakshar Bharat, Sashakt Bharat” (Well-Nourished, Well-Read, and Empowered India), focusing primarily on key stages of the human life cycle—pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Dr. Choudhury emphasized how local dietary habits and the consumption of fruits can significantly contribute to achieving a well-nourished, well-read, and empowered India.

As part of the event, a Meri Maati Mera Desh Amrit Kalash Yatra was organized at the exhibition venue, attracting around 500 participants. The two-day exhibition will conclude tomorrow.

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