Mridula Sinha, Director General, Nutrition Mission,

Mridula Sinha, Director General, Nutrition Mission,

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Mridula Sinha, Director General, Nutrition Mission,
Government of Jharkhand, said “Adolescents are often forgotten in the development dialogue. There is a need to invest in expanding opportunities for every child shifting policies, programming and public spending priorities so the most disadvantaged have a chance to catch up with the most advantaged.
“We must respect and recognise the aspirations and abilities of every child. Specific programmes and interventions of the Government of Jharkhand such as Tejawani and the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) seek to create an enabling environment for these adolescents. I urge all youngsters to be sensitive to these adolescents, which will be reflected in the classroom and in your day to day life,” she said.
Deepak Gupta, senior UN professional and communication expert, said “In ensuring relentless commitment to SDGs and to achieve the given 169 targets of the 17 goals, connecting dots in applying strategic communication to our development programming is the key.”
Gupta while illustrating the examples of Agriculture-Extension strategies and the famous red-Triangle brand-communication of the Family Planning programme of the 50s, emphasised that working with the communities in finding local innovative solutions, development partners need to devise tailor-made, community-owned, research-driven, cost-effective, socially-inclusive and results-based communication and advocacy interventions.
S K Satapathy, Principal Secretary to the Governor, said “There is a need to develop schools and educational institutions as centres of excellence. Education is the most effective driver of development and the greatest equaliser of opportunity. Investing in education is extremely critical to promoting equity in the long term.” PTI PVR DKB
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