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Training for ICDS officers and supervisors in Uttarakhand 
BPNI, NEW DELHI: BPNI in collaboration with Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Development of Uttarakhand government organized 4 training workshops at Haridwar. A total of 135 supervisors and officers of ICDS department working in various districts as middle level trainers to train frontline workers of Uttarakhand were trained in the workshops. 
Dr. Ramneek Sharma from Chandigarh and Dr. Kundan Mittal from Rohtak conducted the first batch of the training, started from 11th Dec and continued up to 16th Dec 2006. The second batch of training was started from 18th to 23rd Dec 2006 and its trainers were Dr AK Rawat from Rewa, Dr Kiran Guleria from Delhi, Dr Ulka Jamal from Dhar and Dr Kamna Nigam from Indore. 
The third batch of officers and supervisors were trained by a team of national trainers consisting Dr Anita Gupta from Delhi, Dr Rajinder Gulati from Ludhiana and Dr Ranjana Tiwari from Gwalior. This workshop was held from 25th Dec to 30th Dec. 
While the fourth training workshop was scheduled from 1st Jan to 6th Jan 2007 and BPNI national trainers Dr Dheeraj Shah from Delhi, Dr Usha Vats from Lucknow and Dr S Manazar Ali from Aligarh conducted the training workshop.

Meeting with Secretary of Women and Child Department, Govt. of UP 
BPNI,NEW DELHI: Dr Arun Gupta, Dr. MMA Faridi and K.P. Kushwaha of BPNI discussed the issues of IYCF with Balvinder Singh, secretary of WCD in a meeting on 11 July 2006. In the meeting, the representatives of UP government had agreed to organize training programems for medical students and health workers and to develop 450 middle level trainers to train anganwari workers in the state. Following this, P.K.Sudhir of BPNI had attended another meeting held on 4th September 2006 with the deputy director of ICDS department to formulate the training programmes in Uttar Pradesh.


Training programmes on IYCF counseling in four regional centers of NIPCCD 
BPNI, NEW DELHI: BPNI in collaboration with NIPCCD organized skill-training programmes on IYCF for the trainers of different branches of NIPCCD, anganwadi training centres and NGOs. Four such training courses were organized at NIPCCD's regional centres in Bangalore,Guwahati, Indore and Lucknow.
First training was conducted at the regional centre, Guwahati from 30th Oct to 4th Nov 2006. Participants of various middle level training centres, anganwadi training centres and ICDS functionaries of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya and West Bengal attended the course under BPNI resource persons Dr K. Ratan Kumar Singh (Imphal) Dr (Ms.) Meenakshi Regon (Guwahati), Mr Sitanshu Shekhar Senapati (NIPCCD) and Dr Sunita Katyayan as its course director supervised the whole training programme.
The second training was conducted at southern regional centre, Bangalore from 30th Oct to 4th Nov 2006. The participants from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu attended the course. Dr Asha Benakappa, Dr HB Mallikarjun, and Dr K Kesavulu were the BPNI trainers and the course facilitator was Dr Naveeda Khatoon from NIPCCD, Bangalore.
The third training was conducted at the regional centre, Lucknow from 18th Dec to 23rd Dec 2006. Dr BB Gupta from Gorakhpur was its course director, Dr Usha Vats from Kanpur and Dr Azra Ahmed from Aligarh were the resource persons of BPNI. 
Fourth training was conducted at the Regional Centre, Indore from 18th Dec to 23rd Dec 2006. The participants attended the course were from the states of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. BPNI trainer Dr Anurag Singh from Jodhpur was its course director, Dr Ajay Kumar Saraf from Jabalpur, Mrs. Anjali Sarwate from Indore and Dr Nisha Jain from Bhopal were the BPNI's resource persons.

Integrated Training for Trainers at the G.T.B. Hospital, Delhi from 29th to 31st Jan 2006:BPNI has developed an integrated course that includes training in counselling for breastfeeding, complementary feeding and for infant feeding and HIV. An orientation course was held for National Trainers for three days at the G.T.B. Hospital, Delhifrom 29th to 31st Jan 2006. 16 National Trainers from all over India came to get trained to be Course Directors. These Course Directors are competent to conduct training courses independently and prepare future National Trainers.
At present BPNI has a pool of 20 Course Directors spread all over India and they are conducting training course in their states.

International Course on Building of Country and State level Training Teams in “The 3 in 1 Course” from 15th– 31st January 2006:BPNI/IBFAN Asia Pacific in collaboration with University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) and GTB Hospital, Delhi organised the first International Training Course for developing National Trainers on “Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling - A Training Course - The ‘3 in 1 Course’”, an integrated course on breastfeeding, complementary feeding and infant feeding & HIV. The course was held from 15th January – 31st January 2006 in New Delhi, India. Outside teams came from Nepal, Laos PDR, and Bhutan along with Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and J&K. 
Training was started on 15 January 2006 after a short inaugural attended by Medical Superintendent, GTB Hospital, Chairman, Dr. Tarsem Jindal, Chief Coordinator, BPNI and Dr. Arun Gupta, National Coordinator along with Prof. M.M.A. Faridi. Dr. Anita Gupta and Dr. Dheeraj Shah assisted in the training, which was conducted form 9 AM to 7 PM every day. A total of 6 Master Trainers were trained in the first phase and after 6 days the other participants joined the training. A total of 26 participants were trained for 7-day course to become Lactation Management Consultants.
After 13 days of training all the participants, trainers and lactation consultants were provided certificates at the valedictory function where the Medical Superintendent, GTB Hospital and Dr. Tarsem Jindal gave the certificates. It was a highly successful training programme appreciated by everybody.