Eat Right Carnival opens with food, yoga, health tips on platter | Lucknow News


Lucknow: Two mobile vans equipped with food testing facilities will be deployed in prominent city markets on a rotation basis from Sunday (December 19) to help people, restaurant owners and those dealing in food grain get their food samples tested before consumption.
Making the announcement after flagging off two vans during the inauguration ceremony of ‘Eat Right Carnival’ at Gomti Riverfront on Sunday, deputy CM Dinesh Sharma said, “During the carnival, food vendors and people will be informed about healthy food. Mobile food testing vans will help traders as well as common people in checking adulteration.”
“Earlier, food test reports at authorised labs used to take 2-3 weeks, but now results will be made available the same day,” said Sharma.
The seven-day carnival will host zumba and yoga classes daily in the morning and a cultural show in the evening. During the day, several programmes to make people aware of food safety, health, right diet and hygiene will be organised.
Several stalls related to food, clothes and items of general use will be set up. The carnival is open to all and the entry is free.
Mobile food testing vans are being run by the food and drug safety department and will be stationed at the carnival for seven days before being deployed in prominent markets on rotation basis.
Minister for water resources, Mahendra Singh, said: “Our government cares for the people and has launched this carnival to help people adopt healthy lifestyle. Mobile food testing vans will be available in every city of UP by 2024.”
Law minister Brajesh Pathak said the BJP government was the first to think about street vendors and to organise this carnival. “Eating right food is one of our rights and this carnival is meant for it,” he added.
Food carts equipped with a stove, fire extinguisher, solar panels and containers were also distributed among street vendors.
2,000 participate in 5km walkathon
A 5km walkathon was organised from Gomti Riverfront as part of the carnival on Sunday morning. The event was flagged off by Mayor Sanyukta Bhatia in which over 2,000 people, mainly students and NCC cadets, participated. Bands of UP homeguard, police and Seema Suraksha Bal played music while escorting participants. Due to mismanagement of traffic by the police, vehicles were allowed to move on the walkathon route which resulted in chaos for some time. Homeguards personnel streamlined the traffic by restricting vehicular movement to a single lane.


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