New Delhi, Mar 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce the expansion of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao program’ (BBBP) on the occassion of International Women’s Day from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan. Currently, it exists in 161 districts across the country and will now reach to 640. The PM will also interact with beneficiary mothers and girl children of the program and will distribute certificates to best performing districts under the BBBP program. Also Read - Coronavirus: PM Modi Speaks to Sri Lankan President, Assures All Possible Support From India
He will also launch National Nutrition Mission (NNM) from Jhunjhunu along with NNM-ICDS common application software. The mission is aimed at reducing under-nutrition and low birth weight, bring down anaemia among young children, women and adolescent girls and to reduce the prevalence of stunting among children Also Read - Rs 1000 Cr For West Bengal, 500 Crore For Odisha: PM Modi Announces Aid For Cyclone Amphan Ravaged States
On the other hand, Nagaland, whereas Assembly polls were held recently, will witness the oath taking ceremony of senior Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio as Chief Minister at the Kohima Local Ground on Thursday. This will be the first time that the chief minister and council of ministers of a newly-elected government in Nagaland will take oath in full public view. Also Read - Cyclone Amphan: EU Extends €500,000 as Initial Funding to Help West Bengal, Odisha Fight Back
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