Folic Acid and Iron Supplementation Program Launched by Himachal Governor

by Kathy Jones on  September 16, 2013 at 8:53 PM Indian Health News
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Folic acid tablets were distributed among children studying in government schools of Lahaul-Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh as part of the weekly folic acid and iron supplementation program launched by Governor Urmila Singh.
 Folic Acid and Iron Supplementation Program Launched by Himachal Governor
Folic Acid and Iron Supplementation Program Launched by Himachal Governor

The governor, on a two-day tour to the district's tribal areas, launched the scheme in Udaipur town, 350 km from Shimla, by distributing the tablets among class 6-12 students.

The programme is already running in rest of the state.

Later, she visited Trilokinath and Mrikuladevi temples and offered prayers.

"Mahila mandals" (women groups) accorded Singh a traditional welcome at both places and honoured her with a cap and shawl. Legislator Ravi Thakur accompanied her.

Appreciating the scenic charm, she said the Buddhist monasteries and temples of Lahaul-Spiti attract tourists from India and abroad and the area has a vast potential for tourism development.

It is also a favourite destination for adventure lovers, she added.

Singh said the culture of Lahaul valley has its own uniqueness and should be preserved. She stressed on generating environment-protection awareness to protect the area's natural beauty.

The landlocked Lahaul valley remains cut off for at least five months from November-December owing to heavy snow accumulation at the Rohtang Pass (13,050 ft) -- the only road connecting Manali in Kullu district.

It reopens once the snow starts thawing towards April-end.

Source: IANS

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