World Food Day celebrated at MRSPTU- Stalls of delicacies of different states remain attraction
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRS-PTU) Bathinda’s Food Science and Technology department organized an impressive Food Festival to mark the World Food Day. The attractive food stalls of different states, including North East and South’s regional delicacies attracted large number of students and people.
MRS-PTU, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu and Registrar, Prof. (Dr.) Gurinderpal Singh Brar inaugurated the Food Festival. The theme of World Food Day this year is “Leave No One Behind” which focuses on building a sustainable world for everyone with regular access to enough nutritious food and aimed to promote the message that food is the basic and fundamental human right of everyone.
The students of Food Science and Technology department arranged more than 20 food stalls where the students themselves prepared various food items ranging from regional delicacies of various states to innovative food items with a purpose of making a clarion call of better proction, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.
While addressing the students, Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu mentioned that World Food Day is not only about celebrating amazing food that the people have the privilege of indulging in, but is about raising awareness for people from all over the world who suffer from hunger.
He explained that the main principle of this day is the furtherance of food security all over the globe. He discussed that the problem is access and availability of nutritious food, which is increasingly impeded by multiple challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts, climate change, inequality, rising prices and international tensions. He advised the students to share their food to avoid wastage and encouraged the students for their better future.
Dr. Kawaljit Singh Sandhu, Head of Department Food Science and Technology, presented a detailed key note about World Food Day emphasizing on the Global Hunger Index (GHI), and the need for healthy diet. He pointed out that although the world has made progress towards building a better world, too many people have been left behind who are unable to benefit from human development, innovation or economic growth such that millions of people around the world cannot afford a healthy diet, putting them at high risk of food insecurity and malnutrition.
The event coordinators, Shaweta Chaturvedi, Gurjinder Kaur Sidhu, Riya, Er. Rajinder Singh Smagh, Faculty and Staff of Food Science played key role in organizing the grand event.
World Food Day celebrated at MRSPTU- Stalls of delicacies of different states remain attraction. The Vice-Chancellor also felicitated the students who arranged various attractive food stalls. The students who had achieved laurels in other co-curricular activities including extempore, poster making, quiz were also presented awards on this occasion.