Patnaites are all set to celebrate the World Food Day today to honour the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations , which was founded on October 16, 1945. Since then, every year, October 16 is celebrated across the world to make people aware of healthy and balanced diet in our lives. While the local food outlets are organising seminars, education institutions too are encouraging students to have nutritious food.
This year, the theme of this day is to spread awareness globally to eradicate hunger. Nisha Mishra, a dietician, said, “In today’s time, the eating habit of people is not proper. Most of us love fast food, which is extremely harmful for our health. On this day, people must realise the relevance of consuming nutritious food. Everyone must try to avoid refined food items, sugar , processed food and street food items from their diet. We must have a balanced diet of vegetarian and non-vegetarian items. Only then can you lead a healthy life.”
Youngsters in the city have also come up with various programmes. They have decided to encourage people to help those who cannot afford even two square meals a day. Avyukt Ranjan, a social activist, said, “We have organised a conference to spread awareness themed on zero-hunger world. Through this initiative, we wanted to inform everyone about the problems faced by the poor. At least, well-off people can take an initiative to do something for them. Youngsters can come up with fresh ideas to work on this issue.”