In order to look into the health care and nutritional needs of citizens, the Government recently launched ‘Ayushman Bharat and Poshan Abhiyaan’ programme. There was also a cultural programme held at Goa University by the Regional Outreach Bureau Pune, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India and Goa University.
The programme highlighted folk dances and songs of Maharashtra and Goa, especially those folk art forms which were used as a medium to create awareness.
Speaking on the occasion Governor, Mridula Sinha appealed to the people to support both initiatives and programmes of the government and said that the government cannot do anything without people’s support. “Though there are many initiatives by the government one needs to support and carry it forward. There is a need for people to actively participate and take the programme to the masses,” she said.
While talking about nutritional and health she mentioned about her time back in her village. She said: “Whenever we would bless someone we would say ‘May you live 100 years’. It often made me think about our current lifestyle and if we would be able to live for 100 years or not as our lifestyle and food habits have changed completely. Today, there is sickness and illness everywhere. How will our body cope with the changing trend?”
Further talking about the two newly launched flagship programmes which focus on public and women and child health, Vice Chancellor of Goa University, Varun Sahni said the aim of the two programmes is to eradicate health related issues, and that Goa University extends its full support for the same.