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Manipur SWD bags Poshan award

Manipur SWD bags Poshan award
Officials of Manipur social welfare department receiving the national award for Poshan Abhiyan in New Delhi.
Correspondent IMPHAL, Oct 11 | Publish Date: 10/11/2018 10:52:42 AM IST

Manipur social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen Thursday lauded officials of the department on receiving the national award for Poshan Abhiyan in two categories - Field Functionary Awards - AAA(A++) Award and Leadership Award (District Level).

The minister credited the achievement to department officials, staff, and AWW for their commitment, dedication and team work, and also the deputy commissioner of Chandel district for the Leadership Award. 

Kipgen said that this was the second national award bagged by the state Social Welfare Department (SWD) this year and the awards were a proof of the exemplary contribution of the state government under the leadership of chief minister N Biren Singh. Altogether, six persons from the state also received the award in three different categories - Leadership Award, Field Functionary Awards - Individual Excellence and AAA(A++) Award. 

They were Anganwadi Worker (AWW) W Warthangam, ASHA Bongkhamsel, ANM Regika, DC Chandel Krishna Kumar, ANM Dimkhanman Hangsing and ASHA ST Naoting Vaiphei. The nodal ministry for the National Nutrition Mission/Poshan Abhiyaan, Union ministry of women and child development, recognized outstanding works at all levels and across ministries/departments during the Poshan Maah as part of the Poshan Maah Award Ceremony held in New Delhi on October 10.

 The awards distribution ceremony was graced by vice-chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar of NITI Aayog and Dr Vinod K. Paul, secretary Rakesh Srivastava of ministry of WCD and various high ranking officials of various ministries.  Director of state social welfare Jaspreet Kaur and joint director Oinam Sonia attended the award distribution ceremony.

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