The University of Agriculture Faisalabad has established a relief fund for needy people under the current situation of Corona Virus.
In this regard, Faculty of Food Nutrition and Food Sciences donated a cheque of one lakh and nineteen hundred for the fund. The cheque was presented to UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf by the Faculty Dean Dr Masood Sadiq Butt.
Dr Muhammad Ashraf directed the Food and Nutrition Faculty to kick off awareness campaign about the nutrition to raise the immune system of the people that will help address the issue of the corona virus. He said that the people must be aware about the nutritive and immune boosting food to lead a healthy life in present situation. He added that UAF had already distributed 130 ration packs among the poor segment of the UAF community.
He also said that amid the current scenario, online classes are in full swing, enabling the students to study at homes. He said that UAF has capacity to give a lecture to 2000 students at a time online.
Giving briefing, Dr Masood Sadiq Butt said that in the season, guava, strawberry, carrot, garlic, ginger, peppermint, mulberry, lemon etc are easily available at affordable prices so that people must make add these items in their routine food. He said that deprived segment of the society cannot afford the citrus at this time, but they can use the lemon which is full of vitamin C.
He further added that an awareness camping on the social media about nutritive and immune boosting food was being initiated from today that will help the people.