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Eat Right Millet Walkathon: ‘Need to include millets in our daily meals’
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Eat Right Millet Walkathon: ‘Need to include millets in our daily meals’

Post by RK News on Sunday, April 9, 2023

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Jammu, Apr 08: Executive Director, FSSAI, New Delhi, Inoshi Sharma flagged off a mega ‘Eat Right Millet Walkathon’ here on Saturday to “push forward the movement towards promoting inclusion of millets in our daily meals in view of its incredible health benefits”. 
The mega walkathon started at Government Women's College Gandhi Nagar after a mesmerising cultural bonanza was presented in the college. “The event was aimed to promote inclusion of millets in our daily meals to prevent lifestyle non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases,” an official statement issued here said.
Pertinently, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has declared 2023 as the “International Year of Millet-2023 (IYOM-2023)”. In celebration of this event, the Government of India has decided to make IYOM a people’s movement to promote Indian millet-based recipes and value-added products.
Commissioner FDA J&K, Shakeel ul Rehman, Health icon Nutrilite Ambassador, Sangram Singh, Joint Commissioner FDA, Sanjeev Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Food Safety, Jammu Division, Madan Magotra, Principle Government Degree Women  College Gandhi Nagar Jammu, Professor Menu Mahajan and officers of Food Safety department, were present on the occasion.
The walkathon, which started from GWC Gandhi Nagar, passed through various markets of Jammu with its culmination back at the college. During the expedition, the participants highlighted the importance of millet by chanting slogans like Eat Right, Eat Safe, Eat Healthy and Stay Healthy. Besides, various health benefits of Millets of different species were elaborated on through the display of placards in the caravan of the walkathon.
Later after the Walkathon, ‘Eat Right Millet Mela’ was organized on the premises of Government Women College Jammu which was inaugurated by Executive Director, FSSAI, Inoshi Sharma in presence of Commissioner FDA J&K, Shakeel ul Rehman.
Commissioner FDA, while speaking on the occasion, deliberated on the importance of these events narrating the real objective of Eat Right Millet 2023. Students from various schools of Jammu, business associations and prominent citizens participated in the event. 

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