HRANI Supports Swasth Bharat Yatra – An initiative of FSSAI

Swasth Bharat Yatra which is an outreach of the 'Eat Right India' movement was flagged off on 16th October, 2018 (World Food Day) from six different locations. After covering almost all States/UTs, it will culminate at New Delhi on 27th January, 2019.

The Swasth Bharat Yatra participants at their stopover on September 27, 2018 were facilitated by HRANI at Hotel Asia Jammu Tawi, with the cooperation of, Mr. R.D. Anand, Honorary Joint Secretary, HRANI and MD Hotel Asia Jammu Tawi. More than 70 participants were present from Jammu Chapter from hotels & restaurants in support of the Yatra.

Accommodation and food packets for the cyclists' during their stint in Jammu was made available by Hotel Asia Jammu Tawi. A special training on the theme of Eat Right was conducted at the hotel wherein a collective oath ceremony also took place promising "little less salt, little less oil & little less sugar". The training session was chaired by Dr. Amit Sharma (Director CAPD), Dr. Mishra (Jt. Director FSSAI), Mr. Rattan Deep Singh Anand (Hony. Jt. Secretary, HRANI), Dr. Parvesh (Asst. Commissioner FSSAI). Post the Training Session, High Tea was hosted in the evening at the hotel as well.

HRANI is supporting the Swasth Bharat Yatra in the Northern Track which kicked off from Leh-Srinagar (leg1) - Srinagar-Amritsar (leg 2) - Amritsar-Shimla (leg 3) - Shimla-Delhi (leg 4). Support for the stopover at Ludhiana is also being planned.

Swasth Bharat Yatra is a Pan India Cycle rally, inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March and 'Salt Satyagraha' of 1930. Through his tireless yatras, Mahatma Gandhi led the nation towards freedom from Colonial Rule. The idea behind this yatra is to lead the nation towards freedom from diseases by cascading the message of Eat Right India to every corner of the country. 150 Volunteer Cyclists will cover 50-60 kilometres, halting at 2-3 towns and cities on the way. Volunteer Cyclists will hand over the symbolic relay baton to the next batch at the stopover points and return.