Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29: Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani called on Kerala Governor Justice (retd) P Sathasivam at Kerala Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.
The Minister, who had arrived in connection with the inauguration of the Sampushta Keralam programme, discussed with him the progress of the Poshan Abhiyan (National Nutrition Mission) activities.
During the courtesy call which lasted half an hour, she sought the Governor’s patronage and guidance in encouraging activities by related departments for improving the health and nutritional status of women and children.
Gearing up the working of anganwadis in the State and the launch of multi media campaigns to meet the Nutrition Mission’s objective of ensuring Malnutrition-free India by 2022 also figured in their discussion.
The Governor assured wholehearted support for the success of this Central project in the State, which has already made considerable progress in the welfare of women and children. (UNI)