SunstarTV Bureau: Today the world is celebrating its World Pulses Day. As the name suggests is a day dedicated to the importance of pulses.
This year the theme of the day is ‘Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future’. It is a well-known fact that pulses have highly nutritious properties and are a very important part of a healthy diet for humans.
However, a large number of people do not have access to this nutritious food item while some are unaware of its health benefits. In order to increase both awareness and access to pulses, the United Nations in 2018 decided to dedicate a day to pulses.
On this day, people are urged to consume and donate pulses and also create awareness around it. Many people on World Pulses day organise lunches or dinners with pulses on the menu. Some indulge in donating pulses to those who may not have access to it due to various reasons.
To spread the message on social media, events organised on the day are shared with various hastags #worldpulsesday, #LovePulses etc. Since a global pandemic is still prevalent many people across the globe have decided to hold virtual events wherein there will be seminars on the importance of pulses in our day to day lives.
Odisha Governor, Ganeshi Lal has took to his twitter account to wish on this occasion, he tweeted, “#Pulses are superfood for a healthy diet. They help in promoting nutrition, food security and sustainable agriculture. On #WorldPulsesDay, Hon’ble Governor advises everyone to include any kind of pulses in their every day diet and stay healthy. #LovePulses”.
#Pulses are superfood for a healthy diet. They help in promoting nutrition, food security and sustainable agriculture. On #WorldPulsesDay, Hon’ble Governor advises everyone to include any kind of pulses in their every day diet and stay healthy. #LovePulses pic.twitter.com/1cq1IkhlNF
— Governor Odisha (@GovernorOdisha) February 10, 2021
The day not only emphasizes consumption but also urges people to grow pulses. Along with the nutritional value, the farming of pulses is also very important for the soil as it replenishes urea and minerals in it.