21st Sep 2023 11:09:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

TAWANG, Sep 21: Celebrating Rashtriya Poshan Maah, the Women and Child Development Department, Tawang district today conducted a food mela competition under Beti Bachao Beti Padao programme. Varieties of food items made of millet and locally available food grains were prepared by supervisors and gramsevikas. Officials from all the five WCD projects of Tawang district participated in the competition.
Speaking on the occasion,  SP Tawang, DW Thongon said that traditional food prepared from millet are  nutritious but considering the demand of consumers, food products should be palatable and appealing. He said the recipe should be shared with hoteliers so that they can cater local delicacies to their guests.
DC Tawang, Kanki Darang, appreciated the effort put in by officials of the WCD in preparing variety of dishes from millet and other local grains. He further said that to encourage  local self help groups, these local delicacies should be made available in every hotel once a week. We discuss about the nutrition value of millet and other local organic grains, let us share such healthy and nutritious food with our guests also, he added. He informed that in discussion with District Tourism officer,some hotels will be selected for catering local food once a week to its guests,this would give the guests a chance to taste local delicacy and will generate income for local chefs and members of SHGs.
Earlier CDPO Jang, Gyati Loder in his welcome address informed about the importance of Rashtriya Poshan Maah and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme.
The programme concluded with felicitation to
the winners of food mela; Lungla WCD project bagged first position while Tawang and kyidphel projects were adjudged second and third position respectively.

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