Commissioner Food Safety flags-off Swasth Bharat Yatra
KUPWARA, OCTOBER 31: Commissioner Food Safety Dr Abdul Kabir Dar today flagged-off a rally under Swasth Bharat Yatra from Handwara here.
The rally comprising student from various educational institutions of Handwara, prominent citizens, cycling enthusiasts, civil society members and other people passed through various markets of the town to sensitize people about food safety measures
The event was organized by the Food Safety Department Handwara under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
On the occasion, Commissioner said that the need of the hour is to create awareness about healthy food choices among people, particularly youth to avoid non-communicable diseases.
He emphasized that food safety has now emerged a national concern, making it imperative to follow the advice of experts and also disseminate the message of food safety across the villages.
Dr. Kabir said that lifestyle has changed rapidly owing to the economic affluence of people, with the result “we have to change our eating habits for healthy living.”
He asked students to cultivate the habit of consuming fresh and dry fruits as part of a balanced diet for proper mental health thereby helping themselves achieve better results in terms of increased concentration and better temperament.
The participants later pledged to eat right, eat safe, eat healthy and eat fortified food besides reducing intake of excessive sugar, salt and oils, a major cause of many avoidable diseases.
The function was attended by ADC Handwara, Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, officers of subdivision, officials of ACFS Handwara, students and other concerned.