Celebration of 46th Foundation Day by Child in Need Institute

May 13th, 2020 |


CINI celebrated its 46thFoundation Day on February 01, 2020 at Ahindra Mancha, Kolkata. The day started with the welcome speech by the Secretary along with the presentation of the Annual Report by him. After the Guest of Honour, Dr.SatishAgnihotri’s speech, CINI friends and colleagues were felicitated for their contribution in the sector. There was a special felicitation ceremony for the brave KanyashreeYoddhas [warriors] from different districts of West Bengal, who showed courage in their own lives and prevented social evils like child marriage, school drop-out, trafficking, eve teasing, etc. After that a panel discussion was organized on “Strategic Actions for Nourishing Children in India” with the eminent panellists, like Dr. (Prof.) SatishAgnihotri, Former IAS, now heading the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas, IIT, Mumbai, Dr.SujeetRanjan is leading the Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security (CFNS) as Executive Director, Mr.DevjitMittra – General Manager, AzimPremji Philanthropic Institute, Dr. Eliana Riggio, Advisor, CINI Governing Body and Dr. Samir Chaudhuri – Secretary, Child in Need Institute (CINI). Key discussions were around urban nutrition, create partnerships with research institutions, importance of use of technology, focus along the life cycle – adolescents remain key; also in case of missed opportunity of pregnancy – look at 1-6 months. The panel was moderated by the eminent development professional Dr.Charulatha Banerjee, Regional Knowledge Management Specialist (Asia) at Emergency Nutrition Network