Haryana Government would observe World Breastfeeding Week throughout the state.
Chandigarh, July 31–The Haryana Government would observe World Breastfeeding Week throughout the state from August 1 to 7, 2016, on the theme “Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development”.
Stating this here today, the Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain, said that district programme officers had been directed to generate awareness among the people on various vital issues by organising awareness generation camps, exhibitions, workshops, rallies and publicity campaigns in each district during this period. Universities and Health Department and Food and Nutrition Board units may also been associated with these programmes.
Giving details of programmes to be organised during the week, she said that daylong orientation workshops on “Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development” would be organised at district level and block level on August 1 and 2, respectively. Similarly, various programmes would be organised at village level from August 3 to 6.
On August 7, prabhat pheri would be carried out and an exhibition and an exhibition would be organised at Anganwadi centres. Also, a quiz competition would be held the same day for teenaged girls and rural women on nutrition, health and diet of children, she added.