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SRHU Chancellor Dr Vijay Dhasmana flags off Millet Kranti Cycle Rally from varsity campus


By Our Staff Reporter 
DEHRADUN, 14 Apr: Chancellor, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dr Vijay Dhasmana flagged off the Dehradun Millet Kranti Cycle Rally from the varsity campus, here, today.
Organised by the ‘Nathuli Mahila Sashaktikaran Sanstha’, the rally will traverse 300 kms from Dehradun to Village Mundoli to spread awareness about the importance of millets for the survival of humankind. The Founder of Nathuli, Suman Semwal, was also present during the flagging off.
On the occasion of Baisakhi, the commencement of the Millet Kranti Cycle Rally was formally announced from the Chief Minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami’s residence. The participants then reached SHRU, Jolly Grant, where a special breakfast was organised for them.
Millets have been an integral part of our diet for centuries. In addition to a plethora of health benefits, millets are also good for the environment with low water and input requirements. With a view to create awareness and increase production and consumption of millets, the United Nations, at the behest of the Government of India, declared 2023 the International Year of Millets. To commemorate this, MyGov is hosting various interactive activities around Millets throughout the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Dhasmana underlined that millets are a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and play a vital role not just in maintaining the health of millions, but also in maintaining the ecological balance and economic security of India. Millets with low gluten and low glycemic index are healthy alternatives for those suffering celiac disorders and diabetes. In other words, millets are beneficial for consumers, the cultivators as well as the climate and therefore people need to understand that millets can help fight nutrition insecurity and climate crisis.
Present on the occasion were VC, SHRU, Dr Vijendra Chauhan and Uttarakhand Rajya Bal Kalyan Parishad General Secretary Pushpa Manas along with others.