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Mahbubul Khalid’s song demands safe food for all

Augustin Sujan || risingbd.com

Published: 09:57, 7 June 2021   Update: 10:04, 7 June 2021

The World Food Safety Day (WFSD) is being celebrated today (7 June) across the globe. The observance aims to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.  The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed in 2018 that every 7 June would be World Food Safety Day.

However, the National Food Safety Day in Bangladesh is observed on February 2 every year in a bid to ensure safe food for the nation.

This year the theme of World Food Safety Day is ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’. The theme stresses that production and consumption of safe food has immediate and long-term benefits for people, the planet and the economy. Recognizing the systemic connections between the health of people, animals, plants, the environment and the economy will help us meet the needs of the future.

Food adulteration has been the biggest hurdle towards ensuring secured and safe food for the people while there is no alternative to safe and nutrient food to ensure a healthy nation.

Many initiatives have been taken in Bangladesh and elsewhere in the world for food safety. Government and non-government organizations are working together to raise public awareness to ensure safe food for all.

To create awareness on food safety prominent poet, lyricist and composer Mahbubul Khalid has penned a song titled Amra Vejal Mukto Khaddo Chai (We want Safe Food For All). The lyricist himself composed the music of the song in which a bunch of young singers including Nandita, Abanti Sithi, Priyanka, Muhin, Sabbir, Nahid, Sakib rendered their voices.

The song has been published on Mahbubul Khalid’s musical website ‘khalidsangeet.com’. Beside, a music video has also been released on the lyricist's YouTube channel 'Khalid Sangeet'.

Mentionable, poet, lyricist and composer Mahbubul Khalid has penned and tuned a vast number of songs including various days or observance, popular and renowned personalities, social awareness etc. His recent song on Covid-19 pandemic titled ' Corona Ke Voy Koro Na' has been widely appreciated and created awareness on the deadly virus.

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