(PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for people to work hard to eradicate malnutrition, while stating the importance of social awareness as an important aspect of this fight.
On his weekly Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, Modi said the ‘Amrit Dhara’ from ‘Amrit Mahotsav which marks the 75th anniversary of independence from India was flowing across the country during this month.
On the special occasion of Amrit Mahotsav and Independence Day, we have seen the collective might of the country,”he stated.
Modi asked the public to take part in the fight against malnutrition during the month ahead.
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Besides festivals, September is also dedicated to a big campaign related to nutrition.
Many innovative and diverse efforts are being undertaken to fight malnutrition, he said.
Better use of technology and public participation have also become an important part of ‘Poshan Abhiyan The Jal Jeevan mission is going to have a big impact in making India malnutrition free, the minister said.
Social awareness efforts are crucial in the fight against the problems caused by malnutrition Modi declared and exhorted individuals to take steps to eliminate the effects of malnutrition.
In addition, the prime minister encouraged viewers to view the Swaraj serial, which features the sacrifices of freedom fighters on Doordarshan.
“It is a great initiative to acquaint the younger generation of the country with the efforts of unsung heroes who took part in the freedom movement,” he added.