Govt of Tamilnadu and SRM conducted Eat Right India Convention
'Eat Right India' movement has been launched by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 'Swasth Bharat Yatra', a pan-India Cyclothon, is a key element of the Eat Right India movement.
Inspired by the Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of leveraging 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, various activities under the 'Eat Right India' movement.
The 'Swasth Bharat Yatra' was flagged off on 16th October, 2018 (World Food Day) on six tracks from six different locations and cover almost all States/UTs, culminating at New Delhi on 27th January, 2019. It will comprise of a team of 150 'Volunteer-Cyclists' and the convoy would include an 'Eat Right Mobile Unit' and a Mobile Food Testing Unit. The Convoy would make 'stop-overs' in cities and towns and have transit 'halts' and activities in over 2000 locations spread over 100 days.
SRM Institute of Hotel Management, being the main sponsor of the event hosted the entire day event @ T.P.Ganesan Auditorium with the event beginning with welcoming the participants of the walkathon from Guduvanchery that ended up at SRM Institute of science and technology. The participants of the walkathon were holding placards insisting the importance of eating safe, healthy and fortified foods. The events began to happen after all were served with the breakfast.
Students of SRM Institute of Hotel Management , Loyola College Chennai, CSI Ewart College along with the directors of FSSAI, ICDS workers, children from different schools and nursing colleges, members from Self Help Groupand other public bodies were attended this convention. Ms. MaragathamKumaravel, Kancheepuram Collector Shri Ponniah., I.A.S., were the chief guests along with Dr. N. Sethuraman, Registrar of SRM Institute of Science and Technology and Dr. D. Antony Ashok Kumar, Director – Hotel Management, SRM IST.
Prof. Sona Aruna, addressed the gathering with her nutritional presentation on healthy nutrition balanced nutrition
Following her was the demonstration given by Chef Simone Fraternali, the Executive Sous Chef of Sofitel Restaurant, Singapore.
A debate under the headship of cine actor Mr. Delhi Ganesh on the title “The cultue of food based on the Science – is an Improvement or a Deprovement?”stole the show with humour and food for thought as well.
A talk on healthy living was delivered by Dr. Shivaraman, BSMS who elaborated on the importance of being healthy and ways to keep healthy.
Post Lunch was the cooking demonstration by the famous celebrity chef Chef. Damodharan. The traditional fruit mixing ceremony for the festive season was gallantly done by all the chief guests and the esteemed dignitaries. Towards the end of the event many people were awarded by the elite dignitaries for their fabulous work rendered for the FSSAI. The registrar of SRM IST and the Director of SRM Institute of Hotel Management felicitated and honoured the dignitaries.