Hyderabad: What do you think is essential for man’s existence? It is food. Though the word food is called differently in different languages, cooked differently, obtained from different sources, it serves three important functions. It makes our body immune to diseases, grow and get energy. World Food Day is observed on October 16 every year. It was first established in 1979 November by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. It is celebrated (i) to mark the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (ii) to make people aware of the ways to overcome hunger and (iii) to express gratitude for food.
The theme for World Food Day 2021 is “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”. The theme of this year is based on appreciating the individuals who have contributed to creating sustainable surroundings where no one is left hungry.
All the United Nation’s member States celebrate World Food Day by organizing programmes such as debates, campaigns, posters, handing out pamphlets and competitions.
I conclude with this poem on the importance of food and World Food Day.
Class 4 – K,
Delhi Public School, Nacharam