The 8th essay of the revered National Street Food Festival will be beginning today at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. The event is being organized by the National Association of Street vendors of India in association with FSSAI. It is a three-day event that would last till 25th December. This time the event shall be hosting over 140 stalls serving the famed street foods from across the country.
With various key initiatives, FSSAI will be targeting to further strengthen its outreach efforts with various other organizations, including colleges, educational institutions, association, and other strategic national-level partners. The key initiatives primarily include food fortification and the SnF@360 degree framework.
This festival dealing with street food shall exhibit the paramount importance of food hygiene and safety practices in conjunction with the NASVI for the vendors dealing street food. A round of scaled-up initiatives shall come forth around registration, collaboration on all aspects of street food segment, training, and knowledge dissemination.
Other than the core aspects governing the occasion, there are few initiatives that will be found at the event too. One of these initiatives is a special organ donation camp that shall be present within the grounds of the event. It is organized in association with the ministry of health and family welfare to promote awareness amongst the general public about this noble cause.
Pawan Kumar Agarwal, CEO at FSSAI, said,
FSSAI is happy to partner with the respected NASVI to host the 8th edition of the National Street Food Festival. This year, we will be leveraging the event to spread the message on food safety awareness and promotion of fortified food across the nation. We are also to use this platform as a means to outreach on the 7 key initiatives that are to take place on the grounds of safety and nutritious food in India.
Arbind Singh, National Coordinator at NASVI, while discussing on the key highlights of the festival said,
In its 8th edition now, the festival has managed to succeed in advocating the space for street vendors within the Indian cities and also achieved in driving home to the vendors the benefit and need of serving safe and hygienic food.
This event coupled with entertainment and fun has become a one of the thrilling signature events within Delhi. NASVI and FSSAI are both humbled and honored to host and organize the event together and hope their companionship shall lead to a pan India replication of the festival.
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