Media workshop on malnutrition among children organized at BN College, Dhubri

Media Workshop on Malnutrition in Children, Dhubri organized by BN College

DHUBRI: UNICEF Assam, Cotton University and BN College organized a Media Workshop on Child Malnutrition on Monday. It was held in the Digital Hall. UNICEF Media Consultant Mrinal Talukdar was a senior journalist.

Talukdar stated that Dhubri (48.5%) is home to the most severely stunted children, while Kamrup (32.6%) is located in Assam.

Talukdar presented through power-point displays that in addition to stunting, other parameters were high. It was alarming and called for strong media intervention.

Alpana Borgohain (Head of Gauhati University’s Department Women Studies), Partha Prabal Ghoswami (Assistant Professors of Mass Communication and Journalism), Dr Muktikam Gogoi, JeetMoni Gogoi and Jeet Muktikam, respectively, gave a detailed explanation of malnutrition in children. She also referred to the Juvenile Justice Act and the POCSO Act 2012, which dealt with crime and harassment. The workshop was also attended by Dr Ankumoni Saikia, Principal of Dhubri Medical College & Hospital. She called on the media to unite to end the stigma surrounding the highest rate of malnutrition among children. The workshop saw 22 participants from the Dhubri media district.

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