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Food for thought: Preserve what preserves you!

Apeejay Svran Global School recently hosted a special assembly to mark ‘World Food Day’ in which students learnt the importance of preserving the critical resource

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The World Food Day is celebrated annually on October 16 to commemorate the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945. This day marks the importance of food as a crucial resource for all. It also spreads awareness about the problem of food shortage that afflicts many nations around the globe.

Taking this legacy forward, the Apeejay Svran Global School, conducted a special assembly on October 20. The virtual assembly aimed at creating awareness about World Food Day and conservation of food to prevent wastage.

The assembly presented students with an opportunity to reflect upon the moral implications of wasting food. Students were made conscious about the importance of saving food and keeping food hygienic and safely stored. 

The assembly was organised by students of class 9. It relayed the theme chosen for World Food Day 2021: “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”.

Harshpreet Kaur gave a thought-provoking presentation suggesting some practical steps to preserve food at an individual level. Drishti Sharma recited a beautiful poem with a message for all to eschew wastage of food. Divyanshi Bhardwaj gave a speech on the do’s and don’ts of food preservation and Jia Zutshi presented an informative video, rich with statistical data on the quantity of food wasted annually in India and other nations in the world.

The Principal, Mrs Deepika Arora, reiterated the importance of handling food wisely. She reminded all that one’s food intake should be in proportion to one’s physical requirements. She also encouraged students to donate ration and food to the unprivileged sections of society.

“It is important that we infuse in our students the measures to value food as it is a blessing from Almighty God. There are poor and marginalised populations who still face a food crisis. Each of us can make a difference with our mindfulness.”

Ms Deepika Arora, Principal, Apeejay Svran Global School

Arijit Roy is a trainee correspondent at Apeejay newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at ari[email protected]

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