‘Eliminate Malnourishment Day’ has been observed by JSW Cement, Nandyal on 31-March-2016 at Bilakalagudur village to commemorate the Death Anniversary of our Founder Sri.O.P.Jindal along with children, parents and staff of 5 Anganwadi Centres (approximately 500). Dr. Sukumar James, Paediatrician spoke on malnourishment and its adverse effects on the children. He also emphasised on the importance of Breast Feeding. As malnutrition amongst women is one of the prime causes of low birth weight babies and poor growth, Spirulina Capsules were distributed to pregnant women and lactating mothers.
Healthy baby competition in the age group of 6months – 1year, 1-2 years and 2 – 3 years old was also held, wherein 86 babies participated. Weights of the babies were checked, immunisation status and developmental milestones of the babies were observed by the paediatrician. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded in each category. Dry fruits, Bananas and Groundnut chikkies were distributed to all the children.
Mr. Sudharshan Reddy, Sarpanch Bilakalagudu was the chief guest on the occasion. He appreciated JSW for the steps initiated for Elimination of Malnourishment. The parents and Anganwadi staff expressed their gratitude and joy.