‘Today’s action painting the canvas of tomorrow…’: India’s top diplomat highlights Akshaya Patra initiative at UN | India News

Apr3,2024



New York: Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York, Ruchira KambojHighlighted the proactive steps and notable successes taken by the country in ensuring food security And nutrition,
Kamboj made these remarks at the United Nations session titled 'Achievements in Food Security: India's Steps Towards Sustainable Development Goals' on Tuesday. At the center of the discussion was the exemplary work of Akshaya Patra Foundation, which is a ray of hope in the global fight. Against hunger.
Kamboj highlighted the significance of Akshaya Patra's significant achievement of serving 4 billion meals. He delivered a special message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi commending the Foundation's unwavering commitment to eradicating hunger and nourishing humanity. Held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the event underlined India's dedication towards global well-being.
Kamboj highlighted India's progress in tackling poverty, with more than 415 million people moving out of poverty, well ahead of the 2030 target.
“India in particular is taking bold steps in poverty alleviation. Our actions today are painting the canvas of tomorrow. This is a journey of hope, a journey of change and we have already made history. 415 million in India More than 100,000 people have moved out of poverty in 25 countries, well ahead of 2030, halving their multidimensional poverty within 15 years, he said.
He repeated the mantra of India''Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' – One Earth, One Family, One Future, reflects the country's holistic vision for sustainable development.
“But we are not stopping here. Our mantra, ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – One Earth, One Family, One Future guides us. g20 summit Last year, we showcased our heritage crop millet to the world,” he added.
The Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman (PM Poshan) Yojana initiative highlighted by Kamboj is an example of India's commitment to achieving the goal. zero hunger (SDG 2). By nourishing over 100 million children in 1 million schools and including millets in their diets, this initiative is a huge leap towards ensuring food security and nutrition for all.
Kamboj said, “The Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman (PM Poshan) Yojana initiative is a huge leap towards zero hunger. It is nourishing more than 100 million children in 1 million schools, including millets, which reduce hunger. A step forward in the global fight against
Furthermore, Kamboj appreciated Akshaya Patra's innovative approach to solving hunger and achieving educational goals. Recognized by institutions such as Harvard Business School, the Foundation aims to feed 3 million children by 2025 while advancing both SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 4 (Quality Education).
India's efforts in showcasing heritage crop millet at the G20 summit and promoting initiatives like Akshaya Patra reflect its commitment towards global well-being. Kamboj concluded by quoting the Prime Minister, emphasizing the power of enthusiasm driven by reflection and logic in overcoming challenges.



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