JAMMU, Nov 21: As part of World Heritage Week celebration, Food Craft Institute, Jammu in collaboration with INTACH Jammu Chapter organized ‘Ethnic Food Competition’ in the Food Craft Institute complex Nagrota, here.
Anuradha Gupta Director School Education was the chief guest, while SM Sahni Convener INTACH Jammu Chapter and Jyoti Bhatti Principal Food Craft Institute, Jammu were the guests of honour. Bharti Samayal, Nidhi Kotwal and Dr Suvidha Khanna acted as judges panel.
Nine teams of institutions including Government Higher Secondary School Miran Sahib, Government College for Women Parade Ground, Jammu, Government College for Women Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM), Jammu University and Food Craft Institute, Jammu participated in the competition.
Ethnic foods of Jammu such as Ambal, varieties of Rajmash, Chane Ki Dal, Kayuer, various chutnies and various ethnic theme cuisines were prepared on the spot in the lab of Food Craft Institute, Jammu by the participating students. The students were very enthusiastic to prepare their dogra cuisine besides interaction with inter institutional teams.
Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Miran Sahib won the 1st prize, whereas 2nd prize was awarded to team of Food Craft Institute, Jammu and 3rd prize were awarded to the team of School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM), Jammu University. Participation certificates were awarded by the chief guest alongwith all the senior functionaries and members of INTACH.
Anuradha Gupta while speaking hoped that the participating students and teachers will carry on this kind of activity which connects the younger generation to their roots. The ethnic foods are very important to high light the cultural heritage of any place and for visiting tourists in Jammu region, she added.
Earlier, Jyoti Bhatti Principal Food Craft Institute, Jammu presented the welcome address, whereas in the end, SM Sahni Convenor INTACH Jammu Chapter proposed vote of thanks.