Changing the course of food migration this World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated each year on the 16th of October, and is a way to honour the funding date of the Food & Agriculture Organisation, which was rolled out in 1945. Food security is the major crux and focus on this day, and several organisations that are concerned with food security, celebrate and recognise food as a staple that truly makes the world go round.

This year, the theme for World Food Day revolves around food migration, security and rural development. Regardless of the progress we make on a global scale, hunger and poverty still grip us at the very root of all our problems. Whenever there is a war, people flee from one continent to another, and are left with less than bare minimum to sustain themselves with. Food, undoubtedly, forms the very foundation of our existence. But during such harsh times, which are more often uncalled for, or come without a warning, leaves thousands without a single grain, let alone a complete meal.

This World Food Day, different groups of people are coming together to put light on certain issues, which calls for action on a global scale. Rural development addresses factors that force the masses to come up with different business opportunities, which help the youth get jobs and a means to earn their livelihood. These jobs could centre around dairy produce, or be crop-based. By creating such opportunities, we provide the world with better access to living a complete life, and without the social strain or stigma that springs from poverty. Sustainable growth is the problem we face today, but by laying the groundwork through active participation and action, we can cut the losses, and pave the way for a brighter future for the less privileged.

In order to create further ripples of opportunity and growth in this area, The Ponty Chadha Foundation has tied up with India Food Banking Network (IFBN). This is a national level project, started by Aidmatrix Foundation and Cargill India, under the chairmanship of Dr. Sam Pitroda, which supports thousands of feeding programmes that already exist throughout India. This national pioneering hunger relief programme leverages food banking, and vows to provide better living to those in need.

The yearly celebration of World Food Day is pivotal in representing the significance of the Food & Agricultural organisation across the world. Through this day, we increase awareness around the need of impactful agriculture and food-based strategies, which can help benefit the societies at large. The day is a chance for us to implement food policies that ensure sufficient supply of food articles across different communities and sections of society.

 

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Ponty Chadha Foundation sets up food banks in Noida, Ghaziabad

Ponty Chadha Foundation, an initiative working on the philosophy of general welfare, on November 20 announced its alliance with India Food Banking Network (IFBN), to provide essential food grains to the needy in Noida and Ghaziabad.

The Foundation has established a Food Bank in Ghaziabad that will help in moving food from donors to the people who need it while engaging with the society through a channel of NGOs.

The Foundation led by Jatinder Kaur Chadha, wife of Late Ponty Singh Chadha, will not only provide food for the needy but will also build public awareness to curb hunger and malnutrition in the region.

Along with India Food Banking Network, a non-profit organization which provides food to millions of people each year with help and support from all sectors of the society, Ponty Chadha Foundation will work towards fighting the prevalent global food crisis through this initiative.

Vandana Singh, CEO, Indian FoodBanking Network (IFBN), Bhure Lal, Chairman, Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPPCA), Sam Pitroda, Chairman, (IFBN), Rajinder Chadha, Manpreet Singh Chadha and Jatinder Kaur Chadha from The Ponty Chadha Foundation launched the FoodBank at Genesis Global School, Noida on November 20th.

Speaking on the occasion, Sam Pitroda, Chairperson, India Food Banking Network said, “There are 220 million hungry people in India and we have surplus of food which goes waste every day, we just don’t have the logistics in the right place to deliver the food. We cannot grow 8-10 per cent a year with people going hungry, we just can’t let that happen. There are large number of migrants working in Noida and Ghaziabad developing its infrastructure but several of them do not get proper meals. China has set a great example in eradicating hunger and poverty, we can also replicate the same. We will soon be launching Foodbanks in Mumbai, Bangalore, Baroda and Jaipur. We appreciate Manpreet Chadha for his support and leadership qualities in running the Ghaziabad and Noida FoodBank.”

Manpreet Chadha, said, “As esteemed partners of the Indian Food Banking Network, our appeal is twofold, to organizations in Noida, Ghaziabad, and across India to come forth, and share food grains and other infrastructure. We also request charitable organizations, schools, orphanages and other relief initiatives to inform us where we can extend a helping hand to mitigate hunger.”

The foundation has been instrumental in organizing free diagnostic and medicine distribution camp in association with Indo German Hospital to provide imperative amenities to the children in the district of Ghaziabad.

News Source: http://www.news18.com/news/india/ponty-chadha-foundation-sets-up-food-banks-in-noida-ghaziabad-652029.html

WAVE Group’s Ponty Chadha Foundation leads from the front in CSR

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The WAVE Group, country’s leading business conglomerate, has taken initiatives in the area of corporate social responsibility.

The group’s CSR and philanthropic arm, The Ponty Chadha Foundation, aims to give back to the communities that are directly or indirectly connected to the group by taking social initiatives and implementing welfare schemes.

Mrs Jatinder Kaur Chadha, the wife of erstwhile visionary chairman of the WAVE Group Mr Gurdeep Singh Chadha (popularly known as Mr Ponty Chadha), has established the foundation to bring alive the dreams of her husband.
The foundation, a part of the Group founded in 1963, is organising CSR programs, which include skills training for underprivileged rural and urban youth, primary health care, special education for differently abled children and their rehabilitation and hunger eradication.

Kulwant Singh Chadha Skill Academy

The Group is establishing the WAVE Skills Academy in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh to boost the potential of youth coming from less advantaged families by imparting training, honing them with specialized skills and helping them to get employment.

In-campus Facilities and Modules

As a part of its CSR initiative, the Group is developing WAVE Skills Academy on 6 acre land in Dasna, Ghaziabad with a capacity to train 120 to 150 trainees per training programme.

The campus will include residential accommodation, mess, kitchen, training and lecture rooms, labs and simulation rooms, administrative block, and open areas.

The academy will impart training in security services, facilities management, hospitality and real estate among others. More training modules are on anvil on the basis of requirements from different sectors.

Health Camps

The Ponty Chadha Foundation regularly organises  free diagnostic health camps for village communities, with a focus on healthy community.

The Foundation along with Dr Ram Saran Garg from Indo German Hospital has held over 40 health camps and has reached out to more than 5,200 people in the village areas of Sun City and Wave City in Noida and Ghaziabad.

Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan

The WAVE Group has established Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan for the training and rehabilitation of the differently abled children.

The Noida-based institution which operates under the banner of Ponty Chadha Foundation is the largest of its kind in Asia with more than 800 children enrolled in the school.

Its special school is dedicated to making such children self-confident and to provide them a place in the society where they are not only accepted but also respected for their special abilities.

Food Bank Initiation

The Ponty Chadha Foundation has joined hands with the India Food Banking Network (IFBN) to provide food to those below the poverty line.

The Foundation is engaged in voluntary distribution of essential food grains such as rice and wheat and high-energy biscuits and cookies to the underprivileged communities in Noida and Ghaziabad. The WAVE Group has held food collection drives in its offices and partnered with the Genesis School, Noida  to launch the Food Drive against Hunger.

The WAVE Group, country’s leading business conglomerate, has expanded to all business domains such as sugar, distilleries, paper manufacturing, real estate, malls and multiplexes, spirits, liquor retail and distribution, sports and entertainment.

Source: http://www.businesstoday.in/current/corporate/wave-group-ponty-chadha-foundation-leads-in-csr/story/227267.html