Awareness rally that signifies the importance of food and other programmes marked the ‘World Food Day’ observance in the district here on Monday.
To promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations is observing October 16 as “World Food Day” every year. The theme for the current year is “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development” as the FAO is working on to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.
On Monday, Vizhuthugal, an NGO, organised a rally in the villages of Emmampoondi, Paruthi Kaattu Medu, Pallipalayam and Vemandampalayam of Nambiyur Block in the district. Students and villagers took out an awareness rally stressing the need for food for all. They held placards that highlighted the benefits of healthy food habits by consuming organic foods. Fruits, cereals and vegetables were kept on display at the villages and people were asked to follow healthy food habits.
Village facilitators Soundarya and Rathana, programme manager K. Chandra and coordinators C. Dhanalaksmi and M. Rani of the NGO were present.