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Surakshit Khadya AbhiyanTM

A National Campaign on Safe Food for All

0530 hrs: Sunday, 13th March 2016: Government Polytechnic Pune

Joint Commissioner (Food ) & Mayor to join Industry Stalwarts at the historic


In what promises to become a historic civic rally, Mr Shashikant R Kekre, Joint Commissioner (Food), Food & Drug Administration (MS), Pune Division and Mr Prashant Sudam Jagtap, Mayor, Pune Municipal Corporation will be joined by Industry Stalwarts Mr Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman CII Western Region and Chairman & Managing Director, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, Mr Siraj Chaudhry, Chairman, Cargill India Ltd, Mr Pradeep Bhargava, Director, Cummins India Ltd and Mr Gurpratap Boparai, CEO, Fiat India Automobiles Ltd  along with 1,000+ citizens coming from all strata of society at the 4-km Safe Food Walkathon-Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan starting from the Government Polytechnic Pune, Ganeshkhind, University Road, Shivajinagar, Pune from 0530 hrs on 13th March 2016.

The Safe Food Walkathon is part of the Surakshit Khadya AbhiyanTM (SKA), a Pan India Food Safety Awareness & Capacity Building Campaign by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII ) powered by National Industry Partner Cargill India and in association with multi-stakeholder bodies National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), Consumer Body VOICE.

Some of the key activities associated with the Pune Walkathon include Drawing & Painting Competition for School kids, Thematic Performance by Institutes and oganisations, Flash Mob, Group Selfie Contest and School Bands, Mass dissemination of Food Safety practices by leveraging Sakaal Times, Outdoor Hoardings, Radio One along with Digital and Social media for Raising Awareness on Food Safety. Food Safety Training material are also being disseminated to schools and colleges prior to the Event.

Safe Food Walkathons were held in New Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bangalore and Jamshedpur since Oct 2016 and Pune is the 6th city to take this initiative forward.  The Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, inaugurated the Surakshit Khadya AbhiyanTM in New Delhi on 21 July 2015.

To participate at the Pune Walkathon, register online www.cii-ska.in