Pingalwara to popularise traditional diet

bibi inderjit kaurAmritsar, Punjab: To wean people off fast food, the All-India Pingalwara Charitable Society and women’s wing of the Kheti Virasat Mission have decided to promote traditional diet.

Demonstration of foods like mothan di khichdi, kikkar de tughle (known as tukke in Malwa), made from seeds of kikkar tree, suanjane da achar, flour of a variety of crops and other programmes will be organised by the society to observe the 17th death anniversary of Bhagat Puran Singh, founder of the society, from August 2.

Head of the society Dr Inderjit Kaur said food was physical development of human beings. However, people, especially women, were ignorant of traditional cooking and relied more on ready-to-eat fast food.

Traditional chapatti made from flour of kangni, maize, bajra and swank has disappeared from urban and rural households. Kangni is grown around the field where maize, bajra and swank plants are sown.

All these are enriched with calcium, minerals and nutrients. The farmers hardly grow these crops as there is no demand. So a booklet, “Bebe Di Rasoi” (grandma’s kitchen), in Punjabi will be distributed among people, especially women.

Kheti Virasat Mission’s Kavita Kuruganti said traditional food items were healthy alternative for people in realising the slogan of Back to Nature. She stressed healthy and nutritious food was the best medicine.

Source: TNS

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  1. JAGJIT SINGH MUKANDPURI

    THE ONLY ONE INSTITUTION WHICH IS DOING NISKAM SEVA IN PUNJAB TO GIVE FOOD,LIVLIHOOD AND EDUCATION AND TAKES OTHER ALL KIND OF CARE OF ORPHANS, PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY RETARDERS CHILDREN, MAN AND WOMEN IS PINGALWARA SRI AMRITSAR.IT WAS STARTED BY BHAGAT PURAN SINGH JI AND NOW BIBI DR. INDERJIT KAUR ARE PERFORMING DUTY AS CHIEF SEWADAR. SACHKHAND WASI BHAGAT PURAN SINGH’S WORK IS NOT LESS THAN LATE MOTHER TARESA.WHOLE WESTERN WORLD GIVEN A GREAT RESPECT TO MOTHER TARESA AND LATER ON SHE WAS DECLARED A SAINT BY POPE IN A VERY BIG FUNCTION IN VATICAN CITY IN ROME, ITALY. BUT WE SIKHS WHAT RESPECT WE GIVE AND GAVE TO SIKH SEWADAR IN THE SAME FIELD WE ALL KNOW. IT IS A TREGADY THAT THE SIKHS DONOT DO MUCH FOR PERSONALITIES WHO HAS GIVEN A LOT TO OUR SAMAJ BUT DUE TO ILLITRACY AND IGNORANCE BOGUS PEOPLE ARE BEFOOLING AND EXPLOYTING THE PEOPLE.

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