Himachal Pradesh has won three national awards under the Poshan Abhiyan.

These awards were given by Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday at a function in New Delhi to the states, districts, blocks and Anganwadi Workers for their contributions in scaling up the Poshan Abhiyaan and ensuring that it reaches every household in the country.

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Rajiv Saizal received the awards from the Union Minister along-with Director, Women and Child Development Kritka Kulhari and other senior officers.

Himachal Pradesh was selected for three national awards including convergence and community mobilization, ICDS-CAS and overall excellence in Poshan Abhiyan.

The state has received total award money of Rs 2.25 crore for these awards.

The convergence awards for best performance of Anganwari Kendras were given to Mandi and Kalpa in Kinnaur district whereas Shimla Urban Block has been conferred block-level leadership and convergence award in the state under the Poshan Abhiyan. Solan district won the best district award in the state for Poshan Abhiyan which was received by the Deputy Commissioner KC Chaman.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has congratulated the Department of Women and Child Development for winning three national awards for the state under Poshan Abhiyan.

He said the state government is implementing Poshan Abhiyan with utmost dedication to achieve the goal of a healthy society and a strong nation.

Additional Chief Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment Nisha Singh has also congratulated the entire team of the department for this achievement.