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KVK Cuttack celebrated World Egg Day 2019

Egg is highly nutritious food in our daily life. It gives the highest quality of protein, good amount of good cholesterol, rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, and vitamins like A, D, B6, B12, choline and folic acid. The nine essential amino acids are present in egg protein along with 13 vitamins and minerals. The lutein and zeaxanthin help to promote good eye health. The presence of antioxidants and essential fatty acids makes egg an excellent immune booster. To increase awareness about the role of egg in food and nutritional security, KVK Cuttack celebrated World Egg Day in one of the remotest parts of Cuttack district, Kankali village of Tangi-Choudwar block on 11th October 2019, ie. the 2nd Friday of October. About 250 children, farmers, farm women, and Panchayati raj officials actively participated in this program. Dr Ranjan Kumar Mohanta, KVK expert on animal sciences briefly described the importance of egg in our daily life. Its necessity for small kids, school children, and pregnant women were critically discussed with facts. An awareness quiz on the egg was also held with the distribution of prizes to the kids and ladies. Local leader Sri Dhruba Charan Sahoo welcomed the dignitaries, whereas Sri Debasish Jena proposed the vote of thanks. Officials from KVK Cuttack and local leader Sri Jagannath Mahanta helped in the successful organization of the program. Boiled eggs were distributed at the end to celebrate the day in the perfect manner.