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The Sarpanch (head woman of a village) takes a pledge to prevent the marriage of any girl below the age of 18 in her village, so as to ensure that no child in her village falls prey to and suffers from malnutrition.
The purpose of this video is to encourage the community to take action to prevent malnutrition. It explains simple things one can do to prevent malnutrition.
It is intended for the community at large.
The head woman of the village takes a pledge to prevent the marriage of any girl below the age of 18 in her village, so as to ensure that no child in her village falls prey to and suffers from malnutrition.
A girl under the age of 18 is not physically and mentally ready and prepared for the responsibility of being a mother. In such a scenario, her child is always imperilled to the risk of malnutrition. That's why please don't even consider marrying your daughter till the time she is at least 18. And provide full cooperation to the country in this fight to eradicate malnutrition.
Malnutrition is a lack of the right nutrients in the body.
A child is specially prone to the dangers of malnutrition from the time of its conception till two years of age. This is a very important period for overall long-term growth.
Malnutrition in India
Malnutrition in children and women remains as one of the greatest challenges in India. Malnutrition remains a major threat to the survival, growth and development of children.
Today, nearly every second child in India is a victim of malnutrition.
It means they are physically and mentally weak due to which they are targets to many ailments, deformities, disabilities and allergies affecting normal growth mentally and physically. So we should jointly wage a war against malnutrition!
Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India
with active support from UNICEF
and other development partners.
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