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Monday, April 29, 2024

Press Release No. 123/24


Government Lower Primary School, Chengkompara Songma, Ampati, celebrated School Nutrition (Kitchen) Garden Day on Monday as part of the PM-POSHAN initiative, formerly known as the Mid Day Meal Scheme. The event was graced by the presence of Hema Nayak, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of South West Garo Hills, as the Chief Guest, who emphasized the critical role of nutritious food in children's well-being and development into adulthood.

In her address, Nayak stressed, It is important to give nutritious food to children because it affects their well-being in adulthood. Nutritious foods like green vegetables play a vital role in the growth and development of children.

Guest of Honour, Apojit Koch, Horticulture Development Officer, also underscored the significance of kitchen gardens in promoting healthy eating habits among school children.

The School Nutrition (Kitchen) Garden Day, observed annually on April 29th, aims to promote the cultivation of locally available vegetables and fruit-bearing plants in schools implementing the PM-POSHAN (Mid Day Meal) schemes.

As part of the event, Deputy Commissioner Hema Nayak, IAS, interacted with the students and actively participated in the plantation activity, fostering a hands-on learning experience.

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