Amway India Celebrates World Food Day With a National Conference
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Leveraging its global experience in nutrition and wellness, Amway India, the country’s leading FMCG direct selling company, recently commemorated World Food Day through a unique virtual conference, in partnership with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and Mamta Health Institute for Mother and Child (HIMC). The conference witnessed renowned experts and speakers across the industry come together and discussed the importance of building sustainability and innovation in nutrition interventions. Deliberating on addressing such critical issues through innovative methodologies, present at the conference were Sudhanshu Pandey, IAS Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution, Padma Shri Dr Deepa Malik, International para-athlete, Nishtha Satyam, Deputy Country Representative, India, UN Women. The event also witnessed addresses by David Madiol, Global CSR Head, Amway Corporation, Simrat Bishnoi, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications and CSR, Amway India along with Dr Sunil Mehra, Executive Director, Mamta HIMC and Sanjay Aggarwal, President, PHDCCI and Chairman, Paramount Cables. With the ongoing pandemic highlighting the disproportionate access to healthy and nutritious meals, the World Food Day this year has gained more significance. According to the recent Global Nutrition Report 2020, there is an urgent need to address rising malnutrition across economies fueled by the global health crisis. The malnutrition scenario in the
country is in a precarious situation. Talking about the initiative Anshu Budhraja, CEO, Amway India said that World Food Day 2020 takes place under exceptional circumstances. In the wake of the ongoing pandemic, the theme for this year ‘Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together’ is more relevant than ever. Amway has always been committed to support the community by coming forward in the face of adversity. In India, they had introduced the ‘Power of Five’ in 2018. It is a community-based global campaign to address childhood malnutrition. With this campaign, they aim to use their vast global experience in nutrition and wellness to contribute to the Government of India's National Nutrition Mission to raise the nutrition levels in the country. While the number of underweight children has decreased over the years, it is still high compared to average statistics in Asian countries.
Pic : Courtesy
Report : Anustup Kundu