The AFSTI-INDIA (Delhi Chapter) organized World Food Day 2019 in association with the Ministry of Food Processing and Industry, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jamia Hamdard and the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, FAS, MRIIRS.
The theme of the year was HEALTHY DIETS FOR A ZERO HUNGER WORLD. The celebration started with the lamp lightening ceremony and the Saraswati Vandana by the students accompanied by the welcome address by Dr. A Madhavan, president, AFSTI Delhi.
Shri V.N. Gaur, IAS (Retd), Former CEO, FSSAI graced the event as the chief guest.
The event proceeded with addresses by guest of honor Dr. R S Khanna, Chairman, PHD CCI; Dr. N Bhaskar, Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, VC MRIIRS; and Dr. M.K. Soni, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, MRIIRS.
The first session was concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. Vasudha, Joint Secretary, ASFTI-INDIA(Delhi Chapter).
The second session was the Technical session ‘Make Right, eat right, no waste’. The session was moderated by Prof. (Dr.) Afrozul Haq, Dean, SIST, Jamia Hamdard.
Dr. S S Ghonkrokta, Director, Council for Traditional Food; Dr. Seema Puri, Associate Professor, IHE, DU; and Ms. Indu Kumari, IGSSS were the eminent speakers of the event.
They highlighted the current issues on food, hunger, under and over nutrition. Emphasis was given on the use of traditional and indigenous foods to eradicate the problem of hunger and nutrition-related disorders
The third session was full of competitions. There were quiz competitions, food photography competitions, and research poster competitions. The session was concluded with a great skit show by students of Jamia Hamdard on ‘Food safety’.
The winner of quiz competition was the team from Jamia Hamdard University. The research poster competition was won by Ms. Ayushi from Nutrition and Dietetics, MRIIRS. The food photography competition was won by the team from Jamia Hamdard University.