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         It’s ‘World Food Day’ today and is one of the most important days that are celebrated across the globe. But what is it that makes it so special? Well, here’s what you need to know about this day of food!

         In the year 1945, 16th October marked the founding of the ‘Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)’ of the United Nations. To honor the same, World Food Day is celebrated internationally; on the same date every year with a new theme. Collective action across 150 countries is what makes ‘World Food Day’ one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. Hundreds of events and outreach activities bring together governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, and general public. They promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all.

         Every year, a number of events, from marathons and hunger marches, to exhibitions, cultural performances and contests are held across the world to celebrate World Food Day.

         World Food Day 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of FAO in an exceptional moment as countries around the world deal with the widespread effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It’s like this year is the year of reflection. The whole world needs to look into the future and needs to come stronger together to emerge victorious in the fight with the pandemic.

         Theme for World Food Day 2020 is “Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.” Since it is a ‘collective action’ of communities and countries all over the world to help sustainability and improvement of food and health, the official website for FAO has activities and actions on its page one could go to, and make their own contribution towards the movement.

          As per our own country, the honourable Prime Minister of India will release a Commemorative Coin on the occasion of World Food Day. You too can be a part of the positive change by making your own little contribution on this World Food Day, and take your first step toward sustainable nourishment and growth! Happy ‘World Food Day’ to all!

          Here’s an inspiring ‘World Food Day’ Special story of a tiffin service for old people staying alone started by Dr. Uday Modi in Bhayander, Mumbai –

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