DC flags of Matru Marathon

PASIGHAT, Dec 07: East Siang DC Dr. Kinny Singh flagged of Matru Marathan under PMMVY at Dem GHS Schools here on Saturday to spread awareness in the society.

The Matru Vandana Saptah was kicked off at Jarku community hall by Korunath Pazing CWC member on Dec 2 last.

Students, ICDS functionaries, SHGs and officers took part in the run for first time mothers themed ‘Towards building a healthy nation- Surakshit Janani, Viksit Dharini’, which was followed by a   sensitization meeting.

Highlighting benefits, eligibility and conditions of the scheme, ICDS deputy director PE Angu told the gathering about the conditional cash transfer as maternity benefit while principal Apel Tayeng urged the participants to spread awareness in the society.

A first time mother, recipient of the benefit, sharing her experience, informed that she had received all three instalments besides Rs.1000 in the hospital under Janani Suraksha Yojana, a scheme for institutional delivery by mothers. (DIPRO)

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