World Food Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in School of Hospitality Management, Uttaranchal University along with National Service Scheme on 16th October, 2020. United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) marked October 16 of every year as World Food Day in the year 1979. World Food Day 2020 also marks the 75th anniversary of FAO. Initially, World Food Day was launched to commemorate the establishment of FAO. Gradually, the day turned into a global event, creating awareness about food shortage and reviving food systems across the globe. The year 2020 is particularly significant as it is occurring at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic threatens food security in many parts of the world. The day was celebrated with the theme – “Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.”
The event started with thte wise words by Mr. Manish Badoni, Principal, School of Hospitality Management. He spoke about current scenario of the world food crises, effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the food industry and benefits of organic food.
The session was joined by Faculty Members, namely, Mr. Surendra Singh Bhakuni, Chef Hitendra Singh Chauhan, Mr. Deepak Rawat and Chef Abhishek Maindola. Mr. Mohd. Monis [I Semester bagged the First Position, II Position went to Mr. Akash Kumar and III Position went to Mohit Devrani. Winners were awarded with an E-Certificate of Appreciation by Mr. Manish Badoni, Principal – SHM.The campaign concluded with a Vote of Thanks delivered by Chef Abhishek Maindola.