NALBARI, Feb 12: In order to take stock of the health status of primary-level students in Nalbari district after the Covid-19 pandemic, a highly-placed official of the Unicef visited the schools in Nalbari district on Thursday.

The Unicef official, named Khusboo Sayied, consultant for women’s nutrition, along with district-level officials visited Ulabari Paschim Nakheti Million ME School, Dakshin Ulabari LP School, Kamarkuchi Uttam Chandra Baruah Senior Basic School, Balikuchi MV School and Million Vidyapith, Dihjari.

The  team interacted with the students, teachers and the community people on students’ health status, food, nutrition and hand-washing. She also tried to identify the biggest challenges around health and nutrition and discussed the issues with the Deputy Commissioner and district-level health and educational officials.

The Unicef official also inspected the kitchen garden set up at Ulabari Paschim Nakheti Million ME School and Dakshin Ulabari LP School within the same campus. She appreciated the headmasters of both the schools for setting up kitchen gardens in a disciplined manner.

The Unicef official witnessed the cultivation of cabbage, knol kohl, papaya, banana, pumpkin, chillies, potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkin, etc. Headmasters Madhab Kalita and Mukunda Das felicitated the officials and raised the issue of health problems with them. Senior assistant teacher Madan Baishya conducted the felicitation and interactive programme. The other district-level officials, including district midday meal manager Pravin Kumar Sahu, cluster resource centre coordinator Mantua Deka and Ramen Kalita, were also felicitated.