Lahore : A special ceremony was held at circuit house Bahawalpur on the eve of “World Food Day” here, today. District Coordination Officer Bahawalpur Dr. Ehtisham Anwer Mahar was Chief Guest on this occasion. The ceremony was attended by Deputy Director Food Chaudhry Muhammad Ajmal, District Food Controller Tanveer Nusrat Waraich, President of flour mills associations Chaudhry Abdul Jabbar, Rana Babar, Dr. Yaqoob, social workers, civil society representatives and other officers and officials of the concerned departments.
While addressing the ceremony DCO Dr. Ehtisham Anwer Mahar emphasized the significance of pure, balanced and healthy food for establishing a vibrant, robust, and highly energetic society.
“All stake holders right from farmers, food manufacturers and distributors collective endeavor is vital to establish a sustained food supply chains to meet the food requirements of all segments of society”, DCO Dr. Ehtisham Anwer Mahar noted.
DCO maintained that the time is right to adopt modern techniques in food cultivating and utilizing scientific measures to produce healthy crops to meet the food requirements of the growing populations. He urged upon all concerned quarters to sharpen their vigil to effectively check the use of unhygienic and polluted water for irrigating the crops and unnecessary use of pesticides which was vital to raise crops which are free from diseases. He urged upon all the stake holders engaged in food industry to strongly pledge to play their role effectively to ensure high quality food to both our present and future generations.
District Food Controller Tanveer Nusrat Waraich, Deputy district officer agriculture Jameel Ahmad Ghauri, District Officer livestock Dr. Rab Nawaz Kosar also highlighted the significance of “World Food Day”. Later, a walk was also staged on the eve of “World Food Day” which was led by DCO Bahawalpur Dr. Ehtisham Anwer Mahar. The walk started from circuit house and ended at Fawara chowk. Government officials, representatives of flour mills association, civil society representatives, farmers and people belonging to various walks of life participated in the walk. The participants carried play cards about the significance of balance diet.