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Maharani’s Arts College for Women holds essay writing contest on breastfeeding

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Mysuru: As part of World Breastfeeding Week 2023, an essay writing competition was conducted for the PG students at Maharani’s Arts College for Women, Mysuru by the department of Community Medicine from Mysore Medical College and Research Institute in collaboration with Red Cross unit, Maharani’s Arts College for Women, recently.

A valedictory function for the same along with a health awareness session on the theme “Let’s make breastfeeding and work, work” was conducted on Monday.

Dr Nanjundayya, Red Cross unit officer welcomed the dignitaries. Dr Sumanth M M, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, MMCRI conducted health awareness session for the PG students. He discussed about healthy breastfeeding practices and stressed his views on implementing the policies required for breastfeeding friendly work place.

Dr.BV Vasanthakumar, principal of Maharani’s Arts College for Women chaired the event and spoke about the role of non-medical students in spreading the awareness and need of conducting such events in the future. Dr. Ashwini B P, IQAC Co-ordinator shared the challenges faced during her motherhood and stressed the need for crèches at workplace. Dr. Jayaraj R, Secretary of cultural forum was also present.

The winners of the essay writing competition are Keerthana. N (MSc. Psychology), Neelambike.H S (M.A Kannada), Chinthana D (M.A Kannada).

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