Millennium Post (Kolkata)

‘Aahaar Kranti’ mission will spread awareness about nutrition: Vardhan

- OUR CORRESPOND­ENT

NEW DELHI: Aimed at spreading awareness about nutrition and locally available nutritious food, fruits, and vegetables, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has on Wednesday launched launch mission “Aahaar Kranti” with the motto of “Uttam AahaarUtta­m Vichaar” (good dietgood cognition).

Launching the initiative, Vardhan said, “Today, when the country is reeling under the onslaught of a pandemic like Covid-19, a balanced diet serves as a special tool to reduce the impact of the pandemic. At such a time, the need to create awareness about the importance of a balanced diet has become more vital than ever before.

“Studies estimate that India produces as much as two times the amount of calories it consumes. However, many in the country are still malnourish­ed. The root cause of this strange phenomenon is the lack of

‘Aahaar Kranti' has been launched with the motto of ‘Uttam Aahaar-Uttam Vichaar' (good dietgood cognition)

nutritiona­l awareness, it said.

The movement proposes to address the problem by working to rouse the people to the values and richness of India's traditiona­l diet, to the healing powers of local fruits and vegetables, and to the miracles of a balanced diet, it added.

“Aahaar Kranti” will renew the focus on nutritiona­lly balanced diets replete in locally sourced fruits and vegetables. The initiative has been jointly launched by Vijnana Bharati (Vibha), “'Global Indian Scientists and Technocrat­s” (GIST) Forum, Vigyan Prasar, and Pravasi Bharatiya Academic and Scientific Sampark (PRABHASS).

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