Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on Sunday about the importance of a nutritious diet and announced that September will be celebrated as “Nutrition Month”.
“Show your skills so that our children and our students can develop their optimal potential. Diet and proper nutrition play a very important role. The month of September is known throughout the nation as “Nutrition Month”, “said the prime minister during his monthly radio program” Mann ki Baat “.
“During Nutrition Month, a food and nutrition quiz will be organized on the MyGov portal and there will be a meme competition. They should participate and encourage others to participate, ”he added.
Prime Minister said there was a need to raise awareness about nutrition.
“We have a maxim -” Yatha Annam Tatha Mannam “, which means that our mental and intellectual development is directly related to the quality of our food intake. Awareness of nutrition needs to be raised. Schools need a” nutrition monitor “like the class monitor introduce to raise awareness, ”he added.
He also spoke about the importance of a nutritious diet for pregnant women.
“Experts say that the better the child develops and stays healthy, the better the child is fed in the womb and in childhood. In order to ensure the nutrition of the children, the mother must also be fully fed. Proper nutrition is important, ”said the Prime Minister.
He said that people’s participation in this food movement is also very important.
“In this movement towards nutrition, human participation is also vital. It is public participation that makes it successful. Great efforts in this direction have been made in our country in recent years. Especially in our villages, it is being transformed into a mass movement with public participation, ”he said.