Nagpur witnessed the biggest Inclusive Millet Cooking Contest in support of Inclusive Society and to promote Millets on the eve of International year of Millets on 18th March 2023 at Zero Mile Station, Freedom Park, Nagpur. SVK Shikshan Sanstha in association with L.A.D and S.R.P College for Women, Nagpur created history with a record making event for the first time in 51 Asian Countries, with around 540 enthusiastic participants from all walks of life, including Intellectually Challenged, Physically Challenged, Deaf and Mute, Visually Challenged, Third Gender and others collectively participated in this spectacular Inclusive Millet Cooking Contest.
SVK Shikshan Sanstha an NGO working to empower Intellectually Challenged Adults always creates a platform inviting people to join and celebrate the differences with their participation.
Dr Sunita Dhote, Professor, Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management and the Adjudicator from Asia Book of Records formally made the announcement that the feat was successful and presented the Certificate and Medal from Asia Book of Records to Gayathri Vatsalya, the record holder.
Meghna Pandit, Public Health Dietician, speaker, author and educator briefed the audience about the importance of consumption of various types of millets and answered to the queries of the audience in regard to the same. Meghna also discussed about healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits.
Chief Guest, Kanchan Tai Nitin Gadkari, Chairman, Samrudhi Cooperative Bank and Senior Social Worker congratulated and appreciated Gayathri Vatsalya for her efforts in promoting Inclusion and for getting the Intellectually Challenged into the main stream.
Guests of Honour Varsha Manohar, Director, Srinivas Public School, Anita Agrawal, President, Jhankar Mahila Mandal, WCL and wife of Manoj Kumar, Chairman cum Managing Director, Western Coalfields Ltd., Vilasini Nair, Director, Orange City Hospital and Research Institute, world Renowned Celebrity Chef. Vishnu Manohar, and Uday Borwankar, Executive Director, Maharasthra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, Nagpur, Abha Dwivedi, Indu Singh, Vice Presidents, Jhankar Mahila Mandal, Dr.Harsha Jharia, CAO of Women’s Education Society were prominently present and congratulated Gayathri Vatsalya and Team for the successful attempt.
Gayathri Vatsalya welcomed the gathering and shared details of the event, which is to sensitize the public and to get the attention of people towards the Inclusion and acceptance.
The evening witnessed spectacular and impressive cultural performances by highly talented beneficiaries of SVK Shikshan Sanstha, Apang Mahila Bal Vikas Sanstha and Jeevandhara, followed by the Prize distribution to the winners of cooking contest.
Dr.Shyamala Nair, Director, CAO of Women’s Education Society extended all the support while Dr.Pooja Pathak, Principal, Faculty and student volunteers of L.A.D and S.R.P College for Women, Nagpur, mothers of SVKits, Ankita Gangal, Praful Thawre worked hard for the grand success of the event.
The Live Nagpur was the Media Partner,Maha Metro, Nagpur was the venue Partner and the Prizes were sponsored by Rokde Jewellers, AD’s Kitchen and Tupperware. The event was supported by CRC Nagpur, Nagpur Mahila Club and Jhankar Mahila Club, WCL, Nagpur.