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Saturday, February 12, 2011

World Food Day Commemorative Coin

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.World Food Day (WFD) was established by FAO's Member Countries at the Organization's 20th General Conference in November 1979. The Hungarian Delegation, led by the former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Dr. Pál Romány has played an active role at the 20th Session of the FAO Conference and suggested the idea of celebrating the WFD worldwide. It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries, raising awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger.Since 1981, World Food Day has adopted a different theme each year, in order to highlight areas needed for action and provide a common focus.The theme for 1992 was Food and Nutrition and so this commemorative coin of 1992 bears the slogan Food and Nutrition

It is a commemorative copper-nickel one rupee coin On one side of the coin we have the 'Ashoka Sthamba' along with the slogan 'satyamev jayte'and the denomination and on the other side we have the slogan  Food and Nutrition in hindi and english and the word 'world food day' is written in hindi and english.The image of various food items like wheat,banana and various vegetables is depicted and on the top the logo of World Food Day is inscribed

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