Soreng, June 28
Sensitization Pradhan Mantri Matru Vadaya Yojana was held at B.Ed college Soreng Auditorium hall. The programme was organised by Soreng Rural (ICDS) project women and child development division Social Justice, Empowerment & Welfare Deptt. Govt. of Sikkim. The main features of the programme was to Empowered women living with dignity and contributing as equal partners in development in an environment free from violence and discrimination. And, well nurtured children with full opportunities for growth and development in a safe and protective environment. The day’s programme was marked by the noble presence Mr. Aditya Golay MLA of Soreng Chakung Constituency as a Chief Guest accompanied by Zilla Adhayaksha Devika Subba, Zilla Members & All Soreng Subdivision Panchayat President, Other dignitaries Normit Lepcha Additional Director of Sikkim. G.M. Subba Deputy Director, SJE& WDPTT, CDPO Soreng Rural Project Mrs. DorjeeDoma Bhutia, all Supervisiors and DEO.
Normit Lepcha Additional Director, in her power point presentation talk about PMMVY is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, using the platform of Anganwadi Service Scheme (ICDS) under Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.She further said, the Scheme is being implemented from 01.01.2017 in all the districts of the country in accordance with the provision of the National Food Security Act, 2013. Under PMMVY, a cash incentive of ₹. 5000/- would be provided directly in the account of Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM) for first living child of the family subject to their fulfilling specific conditions.
G.M. Subba Deputy Director, In his short Power point presentation mention about POSHAN ABHIYAAN. He further elaborated POSHAN abhiyaan is a flagship programme of Ministry of Women and Child Development to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anemia and low birth weight. The programme strives to address malnutrition holistically with the use of technology, a targeted approach and convergence. The scheme also calls for action generating social movement towards a malnutrition free India.
Addressing the gathering, Chief Guest Aditya Golay appreciated the scheme of Sensitization of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vadaya Yojana to make aware each and every corner of the Sikkimese people to be responsible for educating in grass root level. Many social problems, such as youth violence, child abuse, domestic violence, poverty, and racism, are of such a serious nature that they affect the way all India live. Social work organizations and social workers are on the front line in dealing with serious social problems, he emphasized
Further More, he said that everybody participation is crucial in speeding use and awareness about this benefit, every men child, Senior citizen and women needs to know this benefit and help it to reach to someone who needs it.