RCCI “2nd Food Fest” aimed at promoting healthy activities

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Rawalpindi: Commissioner Rawalpindi Saqib Manan inaugurated the second edition of Pindi Food Fest (Food Mela)  organized by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) at Ayub Park here on Friday. RCCI officer bearers, chairman RDA Tariq Murtaza, former presidents, representatives from trade associations and stalls owners were also present at the ceremony.

The Commissioner lauded RCCI efforts for promoting healthy activities along with trade activities. He also visited different stalls and appreciated the products.

RCCI President Saqib Rafiq said that the aim of organizing the food festival was to promote traditional and regional cuisine, introduce new flavors and provide opportunities to entrepreneurs for networking and branding.

He said that more than sixty stalls of different types of food will be set up in the three-day fair. Women entrepreneurs who are associated with the food business are also being given an opportunity to launch their own brand. “This will also enable them to expand their business networks by interacting with other women entrepreneurs. Another goal of this festival is to encourage and inspire women who have not yet started their businesses to enter into the field of entrepreneurship, he added.

He said that the Rawalpindi Chamber is going to do this event for the second time, last year we got good feedback. He further informed that on the occasion of the food festival, there will also be a musical evening, kid’s carnival for the entertainment of families.