BTR CEM Pramod Boro Inaugurates Kokrajhar Cares

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KOKRAJHAR, FEB 28: The district administration, Kokrajhar has geared up to contain the malnutrition and anemia in the district through effective programmes. To eradicate the malnutrition and anaemia, “Kokrajhar Cares” was launched by CEM of BTR Pramod Boro at IT Park, Kokrajhar on Monday.

Boro ceremonially launched Kokrajhar Cares for the children having malnutrition problem in the presence of Executive Members (EM) Ranjit Basumatary, Gautam Das, Vice Chancellor of Bodoland University (BU), Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Varnali Deka and chairperson of Kokrajhar Municipal Board Pratibha Brahma. Soon after the launching of Kokrajhar Cares, as many as 649 children with malnutrition were adopted by nine departments. Boro himself adopted an children with malnutrition and interacted with the the guardians. The children with malnutrition would be cared under “Jwthwn “, the cares and “Onnaini Nerswn”, the touch of love both of which under the programme of Kokrajhar Cares, the exclusive service of SAM (Savier Acute Mulnutrition) and MAM Moderate Acute Mulnutrition) children of Kokrajhar district.

The CEM Pramod Boro gave food supplement to a malnutrition children adopted by him. Other 648 malnutrition children are adopted by nine departments of BTR of which Education department adopted 12 Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and 170 Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) followed by Social Welfare department 4 SAM and 107 MAM. The departments concerned will adopt the children till their growth including education. There are 39 children with SAM and 610 MAM in the district. The district administration, Kokrajhar in collaboration with Social Welfare, Education, Bodoland University and SRLMS will give six days training to mothers with SAM and MAM children.

In his speech, CEM lauded the initiatives taken and efforts put in place to launch of Kokrajhar Cares programme. He exhorted all departments and officers concerned to take up the initiative in right earnest so as to make the programmes a huge success. He expressed his hope and said that within a year sufficient improvement would be seen in health, nutrition and other developmental parameters as a result of these initiatives.

Boro also said Kokrajhar district had the highest number children with malnutrition. He said the district had 649 malnutrition children and to take care, the Jwthwn and Onnaini Nerswn was launched. He said departments had adopted all 648 children of the district with sincerity and responsibility of their education and growth. The malnutrition children of class VI to VIII would be provided nutritious food supplements like mushrooms biscuits, mushroom soup etc. in the schools, he said adding that the government will take necessary measures to eradicate the malnutrition.

The Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar Varnali Deka said the district had highest number of anemia besides malnutrition. She said mushroom is the superfood and these food supplement would be given to 649 children with malnutrition in the district. She also said the mothers of 649 malnutrition children would be given training on malnutrition.

The CEM Boro also inaugurated the mushroom training programme as production of mushroom would be under One District One Product programme. He also constituted Poshan Club in 1614 schools in Kokrajhar district to improve the health condition of mothers and children. On the occasion Boro distributed certificate of merit to 2 best performing SHGs and 2 Poshan Clubs and kits of mushroom production to two schools.