World food day was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Department of Hotel Management, Uttaranchal University along with the 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. This 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 some wise words by Mr. Manish Badoni, Head Of Department, Department of Hotel Management. He spoke about topics like 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 1st semester bagged the first position, 2nd position went to Mr. Akash Kumar and 3rd went to MohitDevrani. Winners were awarded with an e-certificate of Appreciation by Mr. Manish Badoni, Head Of Department, Department of Hotel Management. The campaign concluded with a Vote of Thanks delivered by Chef Abhishek Maindola.