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Jamshedpur walks for safe, hygienic food for all

In what was a first-of-its kind Walkathon held in the Steel City, people from walks of life — politicians, Superintendent Police (City), sporting luminaries, industry members, street food vendors, students, senior citizens and differently abled students — joined an estimated 2500-strong Jamshedpur Walkathon, Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan, organised by CII, FACE and its’ National Industry partners Cargill India, multistakeholder National Partners VOICE on Sunday to walk for the cause: Safe and Hygienic Food for All.
Among the notable personalities who joined the Jamshedpur Walkathon were Laxman Tudu, MLA, Ghatsila, Chandan Kumar Jha, Superintendent of Police (City), Jamshedpur, Aruna Mishra, Olympian boxer, Anand Sen, president, TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel Ltd, A B Lall, Vice Chairman, CII Jharkhand, Ashim Sanyal, Chief Operating Officer, VOICE, A K Srivastava, Convener, CII Jharkhand, MSME Panel & President, Citizen Forum and Tapas Sahu, Co-Chairman CII YI, Jharkhand along with scores of industry members.
Chandan Kumar Jha, Superintendent of Police (City), Jamshedpur, praised CII for organising the Walkathon and said such awareness programmes need to be organised at regular intervals to generate greater awareness about the need for consuming safe and hygienic food, and also implementation of food safety practices at all levels.
The Jamshedpur Walkathon was marked by the parallel session on Food Safety Training of 60 Street Food Vendors. For cascading Food Safety knowledge to schoolchildren through interactive activities a Sit & Draw competition with 140 schoolchildren was also organised as a parallel forum at the Walkathon venue, the XLRI Grounds of Jamshedpur.
The Walkathon programme comprised several thematic Food Safety skits by Consumer VOICE and NASVI, Tribal Dance performances by Kala Mandir and music performance by the students of Jamshedpur Women’s College. Some of the other key activities associated with the Jamshedpur Safe Food Walkathon was a photography competitions on food safety in colleges and schools as a precursor to the Walkathon.
A B Lall said, “that this is a welcome step in the direction of food safety and hygiene and that day’s walkathon will act as a catalyst to improve food safety awareness in the country as well as drive the agenda of ‘safe food as everyone’s right’ through the Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan.”
Saugat Mukherjee, regional director, CII, Eastern Region, said in a statement, “The Safe Food Walkathon is part of CII’s resolute and sustained commitment to capacity building on food safety along with national industry partner, Cargill India, multi-stakeholder bodies National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), Consumer Body VOICE.”

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