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Hon'ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare Shri J. P. Nadda and UNICEF Celebrity Advocate Ms. Madhuri Dixit launch MAA Campaign to promote breastfeeding.

NEW DELHI, India, 05 August, 2016 - “Breastfeeding is the most natural and cost effective intervention and should be promoted at all levels. This is an enormous resource that every child has access to. It is our job and our privilege to promote the world’s most effective investment for human development.” This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at a launch of MAA (Mothers Absolute Affection), a flagship programme for promotion of breastfeeding, here today.

Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Smt. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Shri C K Mishra, Secretary (Health) and Smt. Leena Nair, Secretary (WCD), Mr. Louis George Arsenault, UNICEF Representative to India and Ms. Madhuri Dixit, UNICEF Celebrity Advocate were also present at the occasion, along with other senior officials.

Shri J P Nadda highlighted the life cycle approach of the Ministry and said that a Continuum of care approach has been adopted by the Ministry with the articulation of ‘Strategic approach to Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent health (RMNCH+A), bringing focus on all the life stages. The Health Minister further added that we must appreciate that breastfeeding is a child’s first inoculation against death, disease and poverty and according to the latest scientific evidence, breastfeeding is our most enduring investment in physical, cognitive and social capacity development.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare said that awareness is the key among people and we have to work on dispelling myths and misconceptions. Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste further added that breastfeeding creates a special bond between mother and baby and the interaction between the mother and child during breastfeeding has positive impact for life, in terms of stimulation, behaviour, speech, sense of well-being, security and how the child relates to other people.



ICC Cricket for Good, BCCI and UNICEF launch Team Swachh Wash Clinics in Mumbai

Mumbai, 6 March 2016 - Building up to the ICC World T20 in India, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket for Good and UNICEF in partnership with BCCI launched the Team Swachh clinics during the ICC WT20 Host City Tour. This is to promote a nationwide initiative that aims to build a social movement for sanitation and toilet use there by leading to an open-defecation-free India.
The ICC WT20 Men’s and Women’s trophies travelled on the Nissan Trophy Tour float through the streets of Mumbai. Exhilarated fans got the opportunity to photograph themselves with the ICC WT20 Trophies.
A specially designed double-decker bus carried the children from a local NGOs and Indian cricket team player Sameer Dighe and Diana Edulji. The Indian cricket player interacted with fans as the cavalcade made its way to photograph themselves with the ICC Trophies.
Playing cricket-based games with the children along with advocating the use of toilets, Sameer Dighe and Diana Edulji engaged with the children when sharing cricketing tips and discussing the importance of hygiene and sanitation in the specially designed Team Swachh WASH clinic set up inside the Wankhede Stadium.

ICC Cricket for Good, BCCI and UNICEF launch Team Swachh Wash Clinics in Nagpur

Nagpur, 27 February 2016 - Building up to the ICC World T20 in India, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket for Good and UNICEF in partnership with BCCI launched the Team Swachh clinics during the ICC WT20 Host City Tour. This is to promote a nationwide initiative that aims to build a social movement for sanitation and toilet use there by leading to an open-defecation-free India.
The ICC WT20 Men’s and Women’s trophies travelled on the Nissan Trophy Tour float through the streets of Nagpur. Exhilarated fans got the opportunity to photograph themselves with the ICC WT20 Trophies.
A specially designed double-decker bus carried the children from a local NGOs and Indian cricket team player Umesh Yadav. The Indian cricket player interacted with fans as the cavalcade made its way to photograph themselves with the ICC Trophies.
Playing cricket-based games with the children along with advocating the use of toilets, Umesh Yadav engaged with the children when sharing cricketing tips and discussing the importance of hygiene and sanitation in the specially designed Team Swachh WASH clinic set up inside the Vidharba Cricket Association Stadium.

ICC Cricket for Good, BCCI and UNICEF launch Team Swachh Wash Clinics in Bengaluru

Bangalore, 3 March 2016 - Building up to the ICC World T20 in India, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket for Good and UNICEF in partnership with BCCI launched the Team Swachh clinics during the ICC WT20 Host City Tour. This is to promote a nationwide initiative that aims to build a social movement for sanitation and toilet use there by leading to an open-defecation-free India.
The ICC WT20 Men’s and Women’s trophies travelled on the Nissan Trophy Tour float through the streets of Bangalore. Exhilarated fans got the opportunity to photograph themselves with the ICC WT20 Trophies.
A specially designed double-decker bus carried the children from a local NGOs and Indian cricket team players Venkatesh Prasad and Jhulan Goswami. The Indian cricket player interacted with fans as the cavalcade made its way to photograph themselves with the ICC Trophies.
Playing cricket-based games with the children along with advocating the use of toilets, Venkatesh Prasad and Jhulan Goswami engaged with the children when sharing cricketing tips and discussing the importance of hygiene and sanitation in the specially designed Team Swachh WASH clinic set up inside the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

ICC Cricket for Good, BCCI and UNICEF launch Team Swachh Wash Clinics in Kolkata

Kolkata, 24 February 2016 - Building up to the ICC World T20 in India, the International Cricket Council (ICC)Cricket for Good and UNICEF in partnership with BCCI launched the Team Swachh clinics during the ICC WT20 Host City Tour. This is to promote a nationwide initiative that aims to build a social movement for sanitation and toilet use thereby leading to an open-defecation-free India.
The ICC WT20 Men’s and Women’s trophies travelled on the Nissan Trophy Tour float through the streets of Kolkata. Exhilarated fans got the opportunity to photograph themselves with the ICC WT20 Trophies.
A specially designed double-decker bus carried the children from a local NGOs and Indian cricket team player Manoj Tiwary and Shubhlakshmi Sharma. The Indian cricket players interacted with fans as the cavalcade made its way to photograph themselves with the ICC Trophies.
Playing cricket-based games with the children along with advocating the use of toilets, Manoj Tiwary and Shubhlakshmi Sharma engaged with the children when sharing cricketing tips and discussing the importance of hygiene and sanitation in the specially designed Team Swachh WASH clinic set up inside the Eden Garden cricket stadium.

ICC Cricket for Good, BCCI and UNICEF launch Team Swachh Wash Clinics in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, 18 February 2016 - Building up to the ICC World T20 in India, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket for Good and UNICEF in partnership with BCCI launched the Team Swachh clinics during the ICC WT20 Host City Tour. This is to promote a nationwide initiative that aims to build a social movement for sanitation and toilet use there by leading to an open-defecation-free India.
The ICC WT20 Men’s and Women’s trophies travelled on the Nissan Trophy Tour float through the streets of national capital New Delhi. Exhilarated fans got the opportunity to photograph themselves with the ICC WT20 Trophies.
A specially designed double-decker bus carried the children from a local NGOs and Gautam Gambhir. Gautam Gambhir, Indian Cricket Player, interacted with his fans as the cavalcade made its way to photograph themselves with the ICC Trophies.
Playing cricket-based games with the children along with advocating the use of toilets, Gautam Gambhir engaged with the children when sharing cricketing tips and discussing the importance of hygiene and sanitation in the specially designed Team Swachh WASH clinic set up inside the Feroze Shah Kotla Cricket stadium.

ICC Cricket for Good, BCCI and UNICEF launch Team Swachh Wash Clinics in Mohali

The ICC WT20 Men’s and Women’s trophies travelled on the Nissan Trophy Tour float through the beautiful city of Mohali on 16.02.2016. A specially designed double-decker bus carried the children from local NGOs and Gurkeerat Singh Mann, a cricket hero from Mohali. Gurkeerat Singh Mann interacted with his fans as the cavalcade made its way to the PCA Cricket Stadium.

The cricketer played cricket with children and shared tips of the game with them. While playing cricket-based games in the specially designed Team Swachh WASH Clinic he also advocated the use of toilets. Children too shared their knowledge about importance of hygiene and sanitation in keeping one healthy with great enthusiasm.

ICC Cricket for Good, BCCI and UNICEF launch Team Swachh Wash Clinics in Dharamshala

Building up to the ICC World T20 in India, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket for Good and UNICEF in partnership with BCCI launched the Team Swachh Wash Clinics during the ICC WT20 Host City Tour. This nationwide initiative aims to build a social movement for sanitation and toilet use there by leading to an open-defecation-free India. It began on 15.02.2016 from Dharamshala when the ICC WT20 Men’s and Women’s trophies travelled on the Nissan Trophy Tour float through this picturesque town.

While exhilarated fans got the opportunity to photograph themselves with the ICC WT20 Trophies, a specially designed double-decker bus carried the children from a local NGO and Rishi Dhawan, a cricket hero from Dharamshala. Playing cricket-based games and sharing cricketing tips with children, Rishi Dhawan advocated the use of toilets with children and discussed the importance of hygiene and sanitation in the specially designed Team Swachh WASH Clinic set up inside the HPCA stadium.

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