Raising Hands against child mortality

Raising Hands against child mortality
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Raising Hands against child mortality.An awareness programme on child mortality titled ‘Raising Hands’ was held at Koneru Lakshmaiah University (KLU) at Vaddeswaram on Thursday.

An awareness programme on child mortality titled ‘Raising Hands’ was held at Koneru Lakshmaiah University (KLU) at Vaddeswaram on Thursday. KL University Student Ordinate (KLUSO) Vanita Club came up with a slogan “Let us be a hero to make under 5 child deaths a zero – Let no child be left behind” at the programme held under the aegis of World Vision India to curb child mortality rate in the country.

Speaking on the occasion, World Vision project manager N James Watt said that it was unfortunate that 4,000 children were dying every day in India due to malnutrition. He underlined the need to increase the budget for child welfare to check malnutrition among children below the age of five.Student coordinators Rishita, Srilahari, Spandana and Raviteja on behalf of KLUSO Vanita and Aastha clubs handed rice bags, clothes, blankets and other essentials worth Rs 1 lakh to the NGO.

KLUSO in charge Manikeswara Rao lauded the initiative of students in organising the programme to promote awareness among people about the need to curb child mortality in the country. Many students and teaching staff members signed on the Raising Hands programme banner extending their support to the campaign against child mortality.

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