Time & Location
16-Oct-2018, 11:00 am
Lucknow, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
About the Event
Prithvi Innovations took a call and celebrated World Food Day in a very meaningful way by bringing together and sensitizing more than 18000 people, young and old in Lucknow, today, between 8.00am to 5.00pm at various places, institutions, across Lucknow, to take a MASS OATH prepared and circulated by Prithvi innovations team to achieve ZERO FOOD Wastage & ZERO HUNGER.
Prithvi Innovations is trying to educate and engage everyone to be a part of World Food Day Celebrations, throughout this month and join the global fraternity working tirelessly to achieve ZERO HUNGER,Goal no.2, 3,5,12,and so on.
World Food Day is marked each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of FAO in 1945. The theme for World Food Day 2018 is “Our actions are our future. A #ZeroHunger world by 2030 is possible”, and events to mark the day are being held in over 130 countries.
Prithvi innovations has been consistently working for this cause for the past 4 years and has been especially recognized and has represented India in lot of international Forums and meets, like it is the Partner member of Sustainable Food System program of 10YFP of UNEP, It is associated with Global Save Food Program of Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), and many more.
On 16th Oct. more than 26 institutions, including both urban & rural institutions & schools like All India Radio, Pioneer Inter College,and its 10 branches,Lucknow and Barabanki ,with maximum participation of 4400, followed by CMS, Mahanagar, Jopling Road, Anandnagar, Station more than 3000, Navyug Radiance,Rajendra Nagar, with 1800 St.Anjani Public School, Rajajipuram 1500 Avadh Academy 1000 and many more like Jaipuria Institute of Management , Maharishi University, Indus Valley Public School,Eldeco City,IIM Road, Bal Bharti School,Sur Memorial Public school, IIM Road, Subhash Chandra Bose Academy, Primary schools at Ghaila village, Muttakipur Village, TCS, Lucknow,etc..were some of the associating Partners who joined the Mass oath on 16tth Oct between 8.15am to 5.00 pm.
All India Radio offered full support to spread the word and cover the various activities. Mrs.Anuradha Gupta- the founder cum Secretary of Prithvi innovations, informed that besides the Mass Oath, there are various meaningful and innovative activities,workshops, food collection, Tiffin Surveys, Canteen Study cum Surveys, drives, Annapoorna Rasoi and Foodtoon and Poster contests being organized by Prithvi innovations from 16th Oct. onwards, engagaing various stakeholders, to further reinforce the message.
She also highlighted that a special request has been sent to DM Lucknow,Raj Kaushal ji and Nagar Ayukt ji,Sri Indramani Tripathi ji by Prithvi’s team to call for a brainstorming meet cum workshop of all members of Hotel Association and Hospitality segment and Educational & Professional Institutions, so as to take some specific ,time bound actions on the ground to minimize food wastage over,under the couter and on the plates and to re-channelise the left- over food for composting or animal feed,to ensure clean surroundings.
At the global ceremony at FAO, King Letsie III of Lesotho and Queen Letizia of Spain, FAO Special Goodwill Ambassadors for Nutrition, were the keynote speakers. FAO and its partners are putting forward concrete actions that governments, farmers, public sector representatives and the general public can take – from countries’ boosting social protection programmes to farmers using seeds that are more resistant to drought, to the general public supporting local food producers and adopting a healthier diet.
Click here for the invitation link.