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World Food Day celebrated at St Aloysius College

Published On : 24 Oct 2016   |  Reported By : Canaranews Network


Mangaluru: The DDU Kaushal Kendra, a UGC approved skill-based job-oriented programme centre at St Aloysius College (autonomous) on behalf of 'World Food Day' celebration, orgnized a theme based event, 'Climate is changing so food and agriculture must too'.

Fr Praveen Martis SJ, vice principal and director of DDU Kaushal Kendra welcomed the gathering. Walter D’Souza, managing director of Fernandes Cashews inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp in the presence of Fr Swebert D’Silva SJ, principal St Aloysius College; Fr Pradeep Sequeira SJ, finance Officer; Dr Melwyn D’Cunha SJ, HOD of M Sc Food Science & Technology; Dr Ronald Nazareth, coordinator of Star College Scheme; Dr Adarsha Gowda, convener of 'World Food Day' celebration.

In his inaugural address Walter D'Souza raised the concern of increased food wastage globally. He urged the government to provide more finance for infrastructure development rather than giving food subsidy to the farmers. He also focused on preservation of food with improvement of cold storage facility in rural areas, in order to provide safe and quality food.

The keynote address by B N Girish, vice president of Ocean Pearl Hotels Pvt Ltd urged the audience to rethink on food wastage and to consider 'Food is God'.

An informative talk on the topic 'Food insecurity and safety', focusing on sea food was conveyed by Dr B N Manja Naik, associate professor of department of Fish Processing Technology, College of Fisheries in the city.

A cultural programme was conducted by the students of St Aloysius College.







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