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Herbalife Nutrition flags off the 'Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' walkathon


Walkathon culminates with an Eat Right Mela at Sukhna Lake Club in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, (Aditi) : Herbalife Nutrition, a premier global nutrition

company jointly flagged off a walkathon in Chandigarh today to celebrate “Azaadi ka

Amrit Mahotsav” alongside the Food Safety and Standards Authority of

India (FSSAI) in collaboration with the Food Safety Administration, Health

Department, Union Secretariat, Chandigarh. The event was organised by the

FSSAI as part of the ongoing Eat Right campaign. The walk began at 7 am from

Rock Garden and was concluded at Sukhna Lake Club in Chandigarh. The event

was followed by the ‘Eat Right Mela’ to bring awareness and understanding of the

importance of safe foods and healthy diets. 

The event was graced by Shri Dharam Pal, Adviser to Administrator; Shri

Yashpal Garg, IAS, Secretary of Health; Shri Vinay Pratap Singh, IAS, Deputy

Commissioner; Dr Suman Singh, Director, Health & Family Welfare; Ms Nitika

Panwar, IAS, Secretary, Social Welfare, UT Chandigarh; and Ms Aashi Sanghvi,

Senior Director and Head of Sales and Marketing, Herbalife Nutrition India.

 Commenting on winder’s initiative of building awareness around healthy eating

habits, Ajay Khanna, Senior Vice President & Country Head, Herbalife

Nutrition India said, “Raising awareness and educating people about the right food

choices is one of the global agendas of our company. As part of the Eat Right India

movement, of which we are a proud partner, we have supported the certification of

canteens in government multi-specialty hospitals, the state guest house and the

secretariat here in UT Chandigarh.”

Commenting on the walkathon, Aashi Sanghvi, Senior Director and Head of

Sales and Marketing, Herbalife Nutrition India said, “As a global nutrition

company, we aim to pave the way for a healthy and active life for citizens and are

happy to support the FSSAI in driving the Eat Right initiative across India. We are

proud to be associated with this event as part of that along with the Chandigarh

administration and FSSAI. I thank the Chandigarh administration for their

encouragement and support for such a successful event here today”. 

Sharing his thought on the event, Shri Yashpal Garg, IAS, Secretary Health,

Union Territory - Chandigarh, said, “We have organised this walkathon and Eat

Right Mela as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, an initiative of the Government of

India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious

history of India. Through this initiative, we want to spread the message about the

importance of safe and healthy food habits and the importance of physical fitness

amongst citizens".

The walkathon was enjoyed by more than 1800 people from many different

backgrounds – Anganwadi workers, doctors, healthcare professionals, school and

college students, and hospitality sector employees. More than 5000 people from

Chandigarh attended the Eat Right Mela hosted thereafter.

In collaboration with the FSSAI, the Eat Right India movement aims to promote and

provide safe, healthy and nutritious diet choices by upgrading the infrastructure of

food outlets and enhancing the awareness and skills of food handlers and

customers. While supporting this initiative, Herbalife Nutrition has helped certify 40

mass campuses across 10 states in India.

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