Indore: food safety and standards authority of india (fssai) introduced the eat right india movement in 2018, to nudge indian citizens to eat healthy, eat safe and eat fortified. The focus of eat right india movement is on young people, especially children as they are the agents of change and are able to influence their families.
Under the initiative, fssai has organised ‘eat right creativity challenge’ competition for school students. Supporting the initiative and helping connections with schools, central board of secondary education (cbse) and council for indian school certificate examinations (cisce) are encouraging students and schools to participate in the competition. The competition is open for school participation as well as individuals.
Indore’s take supporting the initiative, many senior artists are training their students to participate in individual competition. Art teachers in various schools feel more such platforms for art are required for promoting students. “we have many children who are born artists. But they tend to lose their art because of ignorance,” senior artist shubha vaidya remarked. She said born artists need to learn and polish their skills to become a skilled artist.
“though most schools organise art exhibition annually, it is not enough to promote an artist and give them required exposure,” art teacher neelu sharma said. She quoted importance of developing art culture in the city. “the good part is students can participate individually even if school does not participate,” neelu said.
on the spot poster competition for individuals and schools • eat right champion school competition • wall art competition by schools • digital creative challenge for all age groups last date of submissions is december 31. The submissions have to be uploaded on the website.
gandhiji’s thoughts • no food waste • aaj se thoda kam • eat safe food • eat fortified food
students to receive cash awards from rs 5,000 to rs 15,000 with certificate • schools to receive cash awards up to rs 25,000