Amway India celebrated World Food Day through a distinct virtual conference, in collaboration with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and Mamta Health Institute for Mother and Child (HIMC). The conference showcased famous experts and speakers across the industry coming together and talking about the significance of building sustainability and creativity in nutrition interventions.

With the ongoing global epidemic emphasizing the unbalanced access to healthy and nutritious meals, the World Food Day this year has acquired more importance. As per the recent Global Nutrition Report 2020, there is a grave requirement to consider rising malnutrition across economies powered by the global health emergency. The malnutrition situation in our nation is in an unreliable scenario. Although the number of underweight children has decreased over the years, still it is high when compared to average figures in Asian countries.

Those who attended the conference include- Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary of Department of Food and Public Distribution; Dr Deepa Malik, international para-athlete; Nishtha Satyam, deputy country representative, India, UN women.

Main speakers of the webinar include- David Madiol, global CSR head of Amway Corporation; Simrat Bishnoi, VP of corporate communications, marketing communications and CSR, Amway India; along with Dr Sunil Mehra, executive director of Mamta HIMC; and Sanjay Aggarwal, president of PHDCCI, and chairman of Paramount Cables.

Pandey stated- “Over the years, India has been constant in its battle against hunger and malnutrition. We have the biggest food-aid programme in the world via public distribution system. We have especially enhanced our attempts to deliver food to millions of people from needy communities during this pandemic situation. We are further targeting on maternal health, child nutrition and well-being via programmes like Poshan Abhiyaan. I applaud PHDCCI, Amway India and Mamta HIMC for bringing thoughtful leaders on a single platform.  I candidly feel that it is the need of the hour for everyone to come and work collectively to do something about malnutrition and its principal causes in all forms.”

Anshu Budhraja, CEO of Amway India declared- “World Food Day 2020 has come under unusual situations. In the view of the ongoing pandemic, the theme for this year, ‘Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together’ is more pertinent than ever. Amway has always been devoted to aid the community by coming forward in the face of adversity. In India, we had launched the ‘Power of Five’ in 2018. It is a community-based global drive to eradicate childhood malnutrition. With this drive, we target to use our boundless global experience in nutrition and wellness to contribute to the Government of India’s National Nutrition Mission to spike up the nutrition levels in the nation. I am glad to share that we saw colossal enhancement in the nutritional status of the children. The results lucidly exhibi the power of mobilising and strengthening communities at the grassroots level to assist them live a better and healthier life.”

 

 

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