PM Modi release commemorative coin to mark the 75th Anniversary of FAO
On 16 October 2020, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will issue a commemorative coin worth Rs 75 to mark India’s long-standing relationship with FAO.
India and FAO
The journey of FAO in making the vulnerable classes and masses stronger, economically and nutritionally, has been unparalleled. India has had a historic association with FAO. Indian Civil Service Officer Dr. Binay Ranjan Sen was the Director General of FAO during 1956-1967. The World Food Programme, which has won the Nobel Peace Prize 2020, was established during his time. India’s proposals for the International Year of Pulses in 2016 and the International Year of Millets 2023 have also been endorsed by FAO.
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