Millet Swachhata Walkathon and Eat Right Millet Mela to promote healthy living and cleanliness in Delhi

“Millet & Swachhata Walkathon is a great initiative. MCD is proud to be a partner in this event.

Millet Swachhata Walkathon and Eat Right Millet Mela to promote healthy living and cleanliness in Delhi
Millet Swachhata Walkathon and Eat Right Millet Mela

New Delhi, India - On March 25, 2023, a Millet Swachhata Walkathon and Eat Right Millet Mela was organised in Qudsia Bagh, Gate No:3, Prema Kunj, Railway Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi to promote healthy living and cleanliness while highlighting the importance of millets in a healthy diet.

The Millet Walkathon and Eat Right Millet Mela, was organised by FSSAI in association with MCD and supported by Nutrilite Amway, aimed at raising awareness about the benefits of millets and promote their consumption as part of a healthy and sustainable diet.

“We are witnessing an agricultural renaissance with the most ancient crop of the world becoming the present and the future crop,” said Mr. G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, Chief Executive Officer, FSSAI, setting the context for the Millet Walkathon and Mela Delhi 2023.

“Millet & Swachhata Walkathon is a great initiative. MCD is proud to be a partner in this event.

We all need to make changes in our lifestyle for a healthy living. Just as millets is a healthy option, a total fitness cannot be achieved if sanitation is not taken care of. We all should segregate our waste, say no to single-use plastic and help MCD in keeping our surroundings clean. These habits along with adopting healthy food and exercising, surely will keep us fit and healthy,” quoted Ms. Ankita Mishra, IAS Deputy Commissioner, Sadar Paharganj Zone, Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

We, at Amway, have always strived to advocate the importance of proper nutrition, through our flagship brand Nutrilite, the world’s No.1 selling vitamins and dietary supplements brand which brings together the best of nature and the best of science. Considering that the nutritional requirements are often not adequately met through the meals we eat, a well-balanced diet with required nutritional supplements can go a long way in improving our health. Understanding this, we, as a leading health and wellness brand, offer a wide range of quality and innovative nutrition supplements, driving forward our vision to make India healthier.

Amway India is committed to promoting healthy living in our country and we will continue to offer need-based recommendations to health-conscious consumers alongside supporting such initiatives to help people live better, healthier lives. Our partnership with FSSAI for the Eat Right Millet Mela is a great opportunity for us to contribute towards the 'Eat Right India' movement. We hope that our joint efforts will bring about a nutrition revolution and inspire people to make healthier food choices,” quoted Mr. Anshu Budhraja, General Manager, Amway India.

The walkathon witnessed an enthusiastic flag off by Sangram Singh, an Indian Wrestler and Actor. The other attendees of the event were Shri Sunil Bhadu, ITS, Addl. Commissioner MCD; Ms. Ankita Mishra, IAS, Deputy Commissioner MCD; MD. Razi Alam Khan, Assistant Commissioner MCD; Dr. Sanjay Sinha, DHO MCD; Dr. Ruby Makhija, Brand Ambassador; Lt Col Jacob John Director Fssai; Ms Vijeeta, FSSAI; Mrs. Rashmi Rajeev, Wife of ADGP, Tamil Nadu; Ms. Ashmeen Munjal, Mr. Ajay Khanna, CMO, Amway and; Dr. Nirupama Vadera, An Entrepreneur.

The Millet Walkathon was a 5-kilometer walk, open to people of all age groups. The walkathon was followed by Eat Right Millet Mela, where participants were able to enjoy a variety of activities including Stall showcasing Millet based products and recipes, Handicraft, Healthy Food preparations with the use of Millets, Experience Zone especially curated by Amway, Flash Mobs by professionals, Warm-Up Zumba Sessions, Cultural Program and Dance, and Health Camp; as well as learn about the health benefits of Millets and how they are grown.

The Swachhata (cleanliness) component of the walkathon emphasized on the importance of maintaining cleanliness and no plastic use.