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New Delhi : The Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho Apna Desh Webinar series titled “Secrets and Delights of Indian Cuisine” held on December 26, 2020, focused on Indian Cuisine and its importance.

Food in India is a vibrant assortment of uncountable dishes, cooking styles, and it is distinctly characterised by the subtle and sophisticated use of spices, grains, vegetables, and fruits that are locally available. Indian food is a balance food as it satiates the taste buds with all sorts of flavours in it such as salty, sweet, bitter or spicy with combination of one or more food grains, vegetables spices etc.

The webinar was presented by Dr  Aruna Sharma, a retired IAS officer of MP Cadre of 1982 batch. She mainly emphasised on importance of the locally grown foodgrains, vegetables, role and  importance of spices and its role in building immunity, according to a PIB release.

In India, the landscape, culture, and food,  changes every few hundred kilometres. There are endless varieties of cooking styles and & cuisines from North to South and East to West across our the country. Indian food is based on holistic approach to nutrition with locally available foodgrains, vegetables, spices etc. The food culture in India is very vibrant and available in different forms and style from home cooked food, street food, to a fine dine experience.

Dekho Apna Desh series highlight the beautifully diverse culture of the country and espouse the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

Summing up the webinar, Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, spoke about the different types of cuisines, food trails available across the country. She also mentioned about the Incredible India Tourist Facilitator (IITF) Certification, a digital initiative by the Ministry of Tourism for the citizens of India to become the part of Tourism Industry.

The Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series is presented in technical partnership with National e Governance Department, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The Sessions of Webinar are now available on the https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbzIbBmMvtvH7d6Zo_ZEHDA/featured and also on all social media accounts of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

The next webinar in the series will be on Winter in Kolkata – 10 hidden places for the soul traveller and is scheduled for January 2, 2021 at 11 am.