On the 16th of October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched, Rs. 75 coin.
The inauguration ceremony was conducted virtually on the occasion of World Food Day 2020.
Since this year the Food and Agriculture Organisation marks the 75th anniversary and Mr. Modi released the Rs. 75 coin.
During his address, PM Narendra Modi congratulated all the people across the world working hard towards the agriculture and food sector and reducing malnutrition.
Mr. Modi said farmers, food and agriculture scientists, ASHA workers and Anganwadi workers are the backbone of India’s fight against malnutrition. He said these people work hard to eliminate hunger, starvation and malnutrition.
PM Narendra Modi stated the Rs. 75 commemorative coin released is India’s way of honouring the efforts of the FAO.
Recently in 2020, the FAO’s World Food Programme won the Nobel Peace Prize 2020.
PM Modi appreciated Dr. Sen for his efforts and said, “FAO’s World Food Programme winning the Nobel Peace Prize 2020 is a big achievement for India. India is happy that our contribution and association with FAO has been historic. We all know that this programme was established under the leadership of Dr. Binay Ranjan Sen when he served as the Director General of FAO.”
The FAO, established in 1945, works to strengthen the production of food for reducing malnutrition.
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