Eat Right mela with walkathon organised at Thoubal
Imphal: As a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahatsav ,Food Safety Administration Thoubal under the aegis of District Administration Thoubal organised Eat right Mela with a walkathon at Thoubal Mela Ground on Monday.
The theme of the mela was “Eat Right, Eat Safe and Eat Sustainable”.
The district deputy commissioner A.Subhash Singh, superintendent of police Jogeshchandra Haobijam and CMO Dr Y. Nokul Singh opened the mela.
The deputy ommissioner urged people to select right food products which will make our body fit and healthy. He said there are people who are still unaware about food safety and that these kind of programme are beneficial for them. He also said that people are now focussing towards using organic food items because of the various health hazards caused by fertilizer and pesticides in food products.
He appealed to guardians of students to provide them with the right kind food which are nutritious. The junk foods must be avoided at all cost as it has no nutritional value and is hazardous to the human body.
Jogeshchandra said all must take care of our body by eating right food and should inculcate the habit of regular exercise in daily lifestyle. He said most of us take care of health only when suffer from serious illness. He urged the people to take care of their health from the early stage of life.
Nokul Singh also spoke in length on the importance of taking right food and regular medical checkup to prevent various diseases and to detect them during early stage.
The walkathon was flagged off by the deputy commissioner from CMO office which culminated at the venue of the function at Mela ground.
Hundreds of participants including staffs of CMO, volunteers of NYK and various organisations took part in the Walkathon.
Various cultural programs were also presented as part of the function along with spot painting competition. About 30 food stalls including some Self Help Groups, private establishment and government departments were opened as part of the mela showcasing various food items.