Mumbai : “Lack of adequate nutrition continues to be one of the toughest challenges that our country faces today,” said ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ actor Kiara Advani.
On World Food Day, Kiara supported the ‘Quaker Feed A Child’ initiative that is aimed at making festivals meaningful by feeding underprivileged children.
She served lunch, shared a meal with these children and imparted the importance of choosing right food and developing right eating habits.
While at the event, the 25-year-old added, “This World Food Day, it’s time for all of us to do our bit to help fight this issue. I’m happy to be here and contribute to this cause. I would like to applaud Quaker India and Smile Foundation for their continuous effort to bring smiles to the faces of hundreds of children. It is heart-warming to see a smile on a child’s face, and it was touching to share a meal with children who will be benefitting from the program.”
The recently released 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI 2017) shows India slipped three places from 97th in 2016 to 100th rank on the current index. As per the report, India ranks below many of its neighboring countries such as China (29th rank), Nepal (72nd), Myanmar (77th), Sri Lanka (84th) and Bangladesh (88th). (ANI)