Every year, the entire world observes the 16th of October as the World Food Day.
As a part of the world food day celebration, Indian Development Foundation organised a drawing & slogan competition at Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Madambakkam, Chennai.The theme of this year's World Food Day, "Family Farming-Feeding the World and Caring for the Earth. Around 200 students participated in the competition, which is a positive sign in the student community.
The fact that having access to good, healthy food is a basic human right. Of the over 7 billion people in the world, one in nine suffers with chronic hunger. That is about 805 million people worldwide who live their lives with serious hunger issues. And the sad part is that the world’s most vulnerable make up the majority of that 805 million. More than half of the hungry in the world are women. In fact 60 percent are women. If that’s not bad enough, 5 million children under the age of 5 die of malnutrition-related issues yearly.
Ms. Anitha, Social Ambassador, IDF and Mr. Sathyamurthy, Development Executive also participated in the event.
The event was co-ordinated by Mrs. Rajammal and Mrs. Padma Balakumar.