Webinar on Celebration of ”National Nutrition Month 2021”
Baridua, 9th Mile, Meghalaya, 20th September 2021: Department of Applied Biology (Food Science and Technology) USTM Jointly Organized by NetProFan North East Chapter.
Around 60 participants including students, faculties, research scholars from USTM, and other institutions joined the webinar. On 20th September 2021, a Webinar on the Celebration of “National Nutrition Month 2021” was hosted jointly by the Department of Applied Biology (Food Science and Technology) USTM and NetProFan North East Chapter.
The Session was graced by Prof GD Sharma, VC USTM as a chief Guest. The webinar was moderated by Ms. Pinky Deka, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Biology, USTM who also gave the introductory speech regarding National Nutrition month.
The session was started with a welcome address by Mr. Subhas Bhattarcharjee, Coordinator cum Advisor, Net ProFan North East chapter. He introduced the participants about the importance of national nutrition month and what it is about followed by an Inaugural speech by Prof GD Sharma, VC USTM.
The technical session was then followed. The first speaker was Dr. Kavita Reddy, Director, Nutri-Tech Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd and Sreya Nutrition Consulting Services. She talked on the topic “Nutritional benefits of millets”. Dr. Reddy talked about the nutritional benefits of major and minor millets. How they can be used for controlling diseases and maintaining good health and the right lifestyle. . Then the second session was taken by Dr.Usha Dharmaraj, Senior Technical Officer, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore. Dr. Dharmaraj delivered the speech on the topic “Production and processes for best utilization of Millets”. She discussed regarding the processing of millets and the hurdles that came the way. She also talked about the traditional as well as the newer products that can be prepared from millets. It was followed by a question-answer session where participants put forward their queries which was very nicely explained by the experts of the webinar. Finally, the webinar was concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Mitali Palodhi Convener, NetProFan NE chapter, National Vice president, Indian Dietetic Association. The programme was a great success and was able to meet the requirements of today’s society.