World Food Day 2020: Day of action against hunger

New Delhi (NVI): World Food Day 2020 is observed on October 16 every year to tackle global hunger and strive to eradicate hunger across the world.

Starvation is a massive problem in several countries, and there is a need to do more to raise awareness and combat this problem.

This Day is an annual celebration in the honour of the founding date of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched by the United Nations in the year 1945 and is today marking the 75th anniversary of FAO.

FAO is a specialized agency of the UN that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

The Day is celebrated widely with great enthusiasm by several other organizations which are concerned with food security such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the World Food Program, and others.

World Food Day is celebrated every year with different themes to focus on areas that require action and offer a common objective. This year the World Food Day 2020 theme is “Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future”.

Several different events take place on World Food Day. However, this year due to the ongoing pandemic celebration will be different. One of the best ways to celebrate the day is by giving food to people who need it the most.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also release a commemorative coin of Rs 75 on the occasion of World Food Day today.

-CHK