Sri Lanka secures honours at World Food Day Global Poster Contest | Sunday Observer

Sri Lanka secures honours at World Food Day Global Poster Contest

A submission from Sri Lanka was placed third at the Global Poster Contest which is held annually to coincide with World Food Day (WFD) 2017. A poster titled “Zero Hunger: Happy Villagers” submitted by Rithini Perera from Sri Lanka was awarded third prize in the 5 – 8 Years age category at the WFD Global Poster Contest organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The certificate and prize was presented to Rithini Perera by the FAO Representative to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Nina Brandstrup at the FAO Representation in Colombo. The poster by Rithini Perera, a Grade 3 student of Musaeus College, Colombo was among 3,000 posters submitted for the 5 – 8 Years age category.The WFD 2017 Global Poster Contest which was open to children and youth between ages 5 – 19 from around the world, received a total of 10,000 posters from 100 countries. The posters illustrate how investing in food security and rural development can change the future of migration.

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