GUWAHATI, March 4: Bill Gates, Co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation appreciated NHM Assam mission director Dr. M S Lakshmi Priya at the Empowerment ‘Through Nourishment: Celebrating Women of New India’ event organized by Ministry of Women & Child Development at New Delhi.
Gates later also posted on Twitter in this regard, appreciating the initiatives by Assam taken to improve the nutrition outcomes. Present in the meeting were union cabinet minister for women & child development Smriti Irani among others.
Dr. Priya was the only IAS officer from the country to be invited for interacting with Gates. Dr. Priya also presented on the key insights of the interventions at the field level to promote nutrition, mother & child health, through Buddy Mother model under Project SAMPOORNA in Bongaigaon District which won the Prime Ministers Award for Excellence in Public Administration under ‘Innovation Category’ in 2021.
Dr. Priya also thanked Gates for the splendid and insightful interaction in the event.