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Cyclists on Swasth Bharat Yatra to arrive in Nagaland on Nov. 4

By EMN Updated: Nov 02, 2018 12:05 am

Dimapur, Nov. 1 (EMN): The directorate of health and family welfare (DHFW) has informed that the cyclists on the ‘swasth bharat yatra’, which was flagged off on Oct. 16 on the theme ‘eat right India’, will arrive in Nagaland on Nov. 4 and will leave on Nov. 6. An elaborate programme has been formulated to welcome the volunteer cyclists which comprise of 150 members.
The convoy includes an ‘eat right mobile unit’ and a mobile food testing unit; it will make stop-over in cities and towns and have transit ‘halts’ and activities in over 2000 locations spread over 100 days and will culminate in New Delhi on Jan. 27, 2019.

In Nagaland, advisor for law and justice, Dr. Longriniken will welcome the cyclists on Nov. 4 at the Red Cross building. Minister for health, Pangnyu Phom will formally flag off the convoy on Nov. 6 from PR hill junction Kohima.

During their stay, on Nov. 5, a morning and day sessions will be held. A swasth bharat mela is scheduled to be held from 10 am during the day at the Kohima local ground.

The team will be received at the community health centre, Medziphema on Nov. 6 and after assembling at supermarket, Dimapur where another yarta mela will be held on Nov. 7 the team will be flagged off again where the baton will be handed to the Assam team by deputy commissioner, Dimapur.

The department of health and family welfare and food safety and standard authority of India (FSSAI) have appealed the food business operators (FBOs) to actively participate during the mela as the main objective of the yatra and mela is to create awareness among the consumers on “food safety” from raw materials to finished products viz. food processing, transportation, storage handling, packaging, distribution and wholesalers.

“Swasth bharat yatra, a pan-India cycle rally, inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March and ‘Salt Satyagraha’ of 1930. Through his tireless yatras, Mahatma Gandhi led the nation towards freedom from colonial rule.

This yatra would also lead the nation towards freedom from diseases by cascading the message of ‘eat right India’ to every corner of the country,” the principal director and food safety comm. Dr. Vikeyie Losu in a press statement.

By EMN Updated: Nov 02, 2018 12:05:00 am