PM Modi releases commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination to mark FAO’s 75th anniversary

New Delhi: On the occasion of 75th Anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today (October 16). Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination to mark the long-standing relation of India with FAO. Prime Minister also dedicateed to the Nation 17 recently developed biofortified varieties of 8 crops.

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to the World Food Program is a big achievement. India is happy that our contribution and association with it has been historic, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

coin

PM Modi further said that discussion is underway to decide the right age for marriage of our daughters. From across the country, daughters write to me asking why hasn’t the concerned committee given its decision yet. I assure all daughters that as soon as the report comes, govt will act on it.

 

“The journey of FAO in making the vulnerable classes and masses stronger, economically and nutritionally, has been unparalleled. India has had a historic association with FAO. Indian Civil Service Officer Dr Binay Ranjan Sen was the Director General of FAO during 1956-1967. The World Food Programme, which has won the Nobel Peace Prize 2020, was established during his time. India’s proposals for the International Year of Pulses in 2016 and the International Year of Millets 2023 have also been endorsed by FAO,” the Prime Minister’s Office had said in a statement.

About the event 

The event marks the highest priority accorded by the government to agriculture and nutrition, and is a testament of the resolve to completely eliminate hunger, undernourishment and malnutrition.

The post PM Modi releases commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination to mark FAO’s 75th anniversary appeared first on NewsroomPost.



from NewsroomPost https://ift.tt/2SYxAIH
https://ift.tt/33ZcSPc

Comments