Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address to the nation on Sunday lauded the State of Sikkim for winning the Future Policy Gold Award conferred by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recently in Rome, the national capital of Italy.
Congratulating the people of Sikkim for the feat, Prime Minister Modi termed the Award as the ‘OSCAR’ in the field of sustainable food system and best policy making.
The PM in his address to the nation stated: “Our Northeast has a unique distinction of its own”.
Stating that the “natural beauty of Northeast has no parallel and the people of this area are extremely talented”, the PM stated: “Now our Northeast is also known for all best deeds. Northeast is one region that has made grand progress in organic farming.”
Modi while addressing the people of the nation, also added: “A few days ago Sikkim won the prestigious Future Policy Gold Award, 2018 for encouraging the sustainable food system. This award is given by the UN body ‘Food & Agriculture Organisation’ – FAO. You will be delighted to know that this best policy making award is equivalent to an Oscar in the sector. Not only this, our Sikkim outperformed 51 nominated policies of 25 countries to win this award. For this, I heartily compliment the people of Sikkim.”