May 11, 2012 admin

Food Fest at Guru Nanak Dev University from May 19

Amritsar, May11 (         Bharatsandesh news                      ) The city of food lovers,Amrtisar. The food basket of India, Punjab will be having a Summer FoodFestival – A Symposium under University Industry Interaction Programme on May19 and 20, 2012 in the Main Auditorium of Guru Nanak Bhawan of the Guru NanakDev University organised by the Department of Food Science and Technology.
Detailing moreabout the festival Dr. RSS Kaler, Head of the Department said that Hon’bleCabinet Minister, Punjab Mr. Anil Joshi will be honouring the occasion as ChiefGuest of the Festival. He is a young, dynamic and foresighted leader ofAmristar taking innovative initiatives to boost the current industrial andtechnical education scenario of Punjab. The region is having high hopes fromthe hon’able leader especially for the Amritsar.
He said thatGovernment agencies are actively participating in the event. Office of CivilSurgeon, District Food Officer, Food Safety Officer, District Food SupplyOfficer, Punjab Pollution Control Board, Markfed, Milkfed, Punjab Mandi Board,Confedration of Indian Industries (CII), Agriculture Department will behighlighting policies, incentives and schemes of the department.
He said that anumber of food processors will also be contributing in the event. Britania,Pepsico, Cremica, Paras Spices, Kulwant Nutritions, Alchemist group, PioneerIndustries, Nestle Foods will be arranging their stalls to display theirproducts, innovations and power point presentations for the awareness of thegeneral public.
He said thatFarm’s Produce Promotion Society (FAPRO)and Self help groups will be participating to highlight their activities inorganic foods and green house concepts.
He said that thetechnical sessions will be theme based dedicated to: Functional and HealthFoods; Sugar, Alcohol and Confectionary Technology; Food Processing Technology;Food Safety and Adulteration. The brain storming sessions and cultural eveningwill be adding flavour to the festival and will make the event spicy.

Lastly, we hopethis activity will result in fruit full outcome for the department, society andthe state as a whole. The deliberations at the event may suggest initiatives tochange the state from the agrarian to food processor for boosting the economy.

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