The festival, which will be held from November 5 to November 8 in Kolkata, is specifically aimed at children. The theme for this year’s event is RISEN — research, innovation and science empowering the nation.
The initiative is being helmed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), and the ministry has enlisted cricketer Virat Kohli, actor Rajkummar Rao and actor Sakshi Tanwar to spread the message.
A notifiable disease is any disease that is required by law to be reported to government authorities. The collation of information allows the authorities to monitor the disease, and provides early warning of possible outbreaks.