Nepal Celebrates WFD 2018

Nepal, 31/10/2018 31/10/2018

To celebrate World Food Day, the state owned Radio Nepal broadcast a radio message on WFD by the Honorable Mr Chakrapani Khanal, Minister of Agriculture and  Livestock development on 16 October 2018. Because of a week-long religious festival called Dashai from 14-20 October 2018 in Nepal, the other events to celebrate World Food Day were held on 31 October. These events included a Walkathon where over 200 men and women walked through the streets of Lalitpur carrying WFD themed placards, a ceremony where the Minister and Minister of State gave away cash prizes and certificates of appreciation to 16 farmers and entrepreneurs for their outstanding performances, and a reception hosted by Mr Somsak Pipoppinyo, FAOR, to mark the 40th Anniversary of the FAO Country Office in Nepal. 150 dignitaries including ministers, diplomats, high ranking government officials, heads of UN Agencies and members of civil society attended the reception.