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Teachers play a vital role in the anti-malnutrition mission ‘Aahaar Kranti’

WebdeskJul 24, 2021, 02:04 PM IST

Teachers play a vital role in the anti-malnutrition mission ‘Aahaar Kranti’

After defeating hunger with the Green Revolution and creating untold fortunes in rural India with the White Revolution, it’s time to bring in the Aahaar Revolution for better health, longevity. 

 

New Delhi: India faces an ironic problem of hunger despite abundance. Studies estimate that the country produces four times the calories that it consumes, yet many people are malnourished. The root cause of this phenomenon is a lack of nutritional awareness in all sections of our society.

 

To spread the message of the need for a nutritionally balanced diet and to understand the importance of economically accessible local fruits and vegetables, a science NGO `Vijnana Bharati (Vibha)’ and an association of Indian Scientists and Technocrat working abroad, Global Indian Scientists’ and Technocrats’ Forum (GIST) have recently launched a programme called Aahaar Kranti, with the motto: Uttam Aahaar Uttam Vichaar.

 

The effort is supported by the Department of Science and Technology’s Vigyan Prasar, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)’s Pravasi Bharatiya Academic and Scientific Sampark (Prabhass) programme and various central and state government ministries, and government agencies.

 

After defeating hunger with the Green Revolution and creating untold fortunes in rural India with the White Revolution, it’s time to bring in the Aahaar Revolution for better health, longevity, prosperous farmers and India’s stature as a Vishwaguru. Aahaar Kranti aims to achieve this. It was formally launched on April 13 th , 2021.

 

Teachers, whether at schools or Aanganwadis, or in their communities, are likely to be a pillar of this Kranti. As the next milestone in its journey, ‘Guru Poornima’ would be celebrated with an event where the various educational modules that have been prepared for teachers across the breadth of India would be rolled out, with the ambition of reaching 31.5 crore school children. It would mark the beginning of an on-the-ground action led by teachers and volunteers.

 

Aaahar Kranti Guru Vandana will be held online at 7:00pm on July 24, 2021. Union Minister of State for Education, Dr. Subhas Sarkar and eminent badminton coach Pullela Gopichand will be the chief guests.

 

One can register for attending it at https://gistusa.org/event/2342/.

 

The programme will be live cast on the GIST channel with the following link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaAWyddF84lHduMIbuqsDpg.

 

Courtesy: India Science Wire

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