To mark the beginning of World Breast Feeding Week a rally was flagged off under the theme BREASTFEEDING: A KEY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. The rally was organized to promote optimum breastfeeding practices and to create peer support for breastfeeding mothers.
The programme was inaugurated by the guests Dr. Ravikumar, MO of Hegganahalli PHC; Dr. Sharadha, President of Ekatha Charitable Trust; Mrs Santham Vice- Principal of M S Ramaiah Institute of Nursing College and Mr Adhitya, Faculty In charge of the college.
The other programmes included two role plays which were conducted by the nursing students at Ekatha Samudaya Bhavana and the in PHC premises.
A mela was also organized at the Primary Health Premises. The total number of participants in the rally was 210 of which 120 were nursing students and 18 Asha workers, anganwadis and teachers. The total number of audience at the mela was 70. Men also participated in the mela to raise awareness about the issue. After the mela and the rally the participants were provided lunch at the Samudaya Bhavana.