Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “God’s blessing to the country” as he launched welfare schemes on the latter’s 70th birthday.
Among other schemes, Chouhan launched Poshan Mahotsav (Nutrition Festival) under which milk was distributed to eight lakh children within the state.
Besides, he transferred Rs 75.55 crore in accounts of three ,56,443 girls under the ‘Ladli Laxmi’ scheme on the occasion, a PR department official said.
The CM also unveiled a state-level “nutrition management strategy and administered a vow to people to form MP a ‘Suposhit Pradesh’ (malnutrition-free state) during a programme, he said.
The states eight lakh children with varying degrees of malnutrition will get sweet powdered milk under the mahotsav that commenced on the birthday of the Prime Minister,” he said.
Greeting the PM, Chouhan said Modi has taken a vow to serve the poor and weaker sections of the society. Modi may be a blessing of God for Bharat.
He said variety of welfare programmes are being launched on the occasion of Modis birthday.
The entire week are going to be observed because the Gareeb Kalyan Saptah (Poor welfare week), Chouhan said.
The ‘Poshan Mahotsav’ was simultaneously organised at quite 97,000 anganwadi centers within the state.
Later, the chief minister interacted with the beneficiaries of the ‘Ladli Laxmi’ scheme that he launched in 2005 and which has been emulated by other states also.