India brings ‘Mission LiFE’ to UN through special exhibition

United Nations: India is hosting a special exhibition at the UN headquarters in New York focussed on ‘Mission LiFE’ (Lifestyle for Environment), an initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UN chief Antonio Guterres that aims to encourage sustainable living.

The two-day exhibition was inaugurated on Wednesday and is being attended by diplomats, UN officials and delegates.

Addressing the gathering, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said: “We begin an inspiring journey together – the voyage of Mission LIFE!”.

Millets encompass a diverse group of nutritious cereals including pearl, proso, foxtail, barnyard, kodo, browntop, finger and Guinea millets, as well as fonio, sorghum and teff.

Millet-based refreshments and millet grains were also placed on display at the exhibition which saw the presence of UN delegates and senior officials.

In a video message for the event, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed underscored that millets are rich in heritage and full of potential.

“For thousands of years, they have been a staple source of food and nutrition for millions of people around the world.”

“This special exhibition can help raise awareness on the virtues of millets to address food insecurity and support the transformation of our food systems worldwide.”