Tuesday, October 13, 2009

IIMSAM takes up spirulina to tackle malnutrition

IIMSAM and its Official Working Partner and Technology Facilitator Hash Biotech Private Ltd. from the Republic of India forge an alliance to eradicate malnutrition To realize its ambition of a world free of malnutrition and hunger IIMSAM joined hands with Hash Biotech Labs Private Limited from the Republic of India. Hash Biotech Labs Private Limited which has been declared as an Official Working Partner and Technology Facilitator by the IIMSAM shall help the organization carry and secure its mandate in India and South Asia- a region that has the worst malnutrition statistics in the world. Spirulina that was declared as the best food for the future by the United Nations World Food Conference in the year 1974 holds tremendous potential to eradicate malnutrition achieve food security and bridge health divide. Hash Biotech Labs is part of the Hash Group of Companies which is led by young entrepreneur Mr. Vikrant Sandal who firmly believes that businesses have to play a larger and leading role in the 21st century sustainable development agenda. The young scientific team of the Hash Biotech Labs works under the able guidance of world renowned scientist Dr. Surendra Singh who has done significant and exemplary work in the field of micro-algal research. IIMSAM along with the Hash Biotech Labs and Kanwaljit Sandal Foundation is also developing an IIMSAM-KSF Model for Grassroots Development which is a self-sustainable micro-entrepreneurship development programme which has a specific relevance for the developing countries. Initially to be launched in India and South Asia the programme shall soon spread to whole of the developing world. Besides providing free state of the art scientific technology for Spirulina cultivation to the poor farmers women and self help groups; the programme shall encompass a unique Spirulina-Buy Back Guarantee arrangement which shall safeguard the socio-economic interests of the farmers. Spirulina cultivation has specific relevance for the developing countries as the size of land holdings is continually decreasing with the years leading to disempowerment and loss of capabilities of farmers and small land holding dwellers. IIMSAM not only aspires to make Spirulina a key driver to eradicate malnutrition achieve food security and bridge the health divide but also wants to establish lasting capacities and capabilities at the grassroots that initiate a self-sustainable empowerment process. IIMSAM specifically chose Hash Laboratories as the Spirulina facilities of the organization are in Dasuya Hoshiyarpur District of Punjab in India which has been declared as a backward. Not only the very facilities shall provide local employment opportunities but would also establish the district as a leading bio-technological hub in the country and the world. IIMSAM recognizes the relevance of Spirulina to eradicate malnutrition and to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Our hybrid approach that has United Nations Global Compact as the bedrock recognizes the important role that businesses can play to achieve common goals; and our initiatives have a special priority for the marginalized. IIMSAM̢۪s Director General while congratulating Mr. Vikrant Sandall and the Hash Group of Companies said- It is no wonder that IIMSAM initiated its operations with Hash Group in Punjab which was the centre of Green Revolution in India that contributed towards achieving the food security of the country. I am confident that with Hash GroupHash Group IIMSAM shall be able to initiate 21st Century Spirulina Revolution to achieve nutritional security not only in India and South Asia but across the world. I also congratulate the enthusiasm and dynamism of Ambassador Manish Uprety Mr. Vikrant Sandal and Dr. Mustafa Kizililsoley which was instrumental to forge this partnership that shall initiate Spirulina Nutritional Initiatives in India- a country with the most malnourished people in the world. I look forward to visit Punjab and India during my forthcoming visit to South Asia; and it shall be a delight to see our vision taking shape in the land of Gandhi. Only when basic needs are fulfilled will there be real progress. I also congratulate the people of Dasuya Hoshiyarpur and the whole of Punjab and India; and extend them my best wishes. --For More Infotmation:www.hash-group.comSource: http://www.articletrader.com

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