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Promoting, professionalising and branding street foods in its own master style, the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) has announced a grand Street Food Festival at the sprawling Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium complex. The theme slogan of this culinary carnival would be ‘Swad hai, Romanch hai, Street Foods ki Baat hi kuchh aur hai’.

This winter delight set to attract thousands of foodies across India over three days will have master street food vendors of different regions of India and other countries with their signature dishes  having age old stamps of culinary tradition and culture.

'Not just a unique battle of tastes, the carnival will be an advocacy event with a difference wherein the executives and functionaries of tourism, food processing, health, labour and employment departments and boards, and representatives of culinary institutes, development agencies, media and academic institutions would join together to share, acknowledge and celebrate the potentials and the possibilities of street food vending sector,' said Arbind Singh, NASVI national coordinator while announcing the dates and venue of the festival.

'It will be an occasion to reassert that the grassroots street food entrepreneurs play a wonderful role in poverty reduction, employment generation and enterprise building, and they make cities charming for all,' Singh added.

NASVI feels that the street food vendors are disadvantaged because there is usually no support from formal institutions to improve their businesses or protect them from external influences. The usual response at policy level towards street food vendors is poor.

They often have no legal status, resulting in victimisation by the police, public health institutions and local government authorities.

So head over and show these guys some of your support and also - tuck in!

WHEN: 20, 21 and 22 Dec, 12 noon-10 pm
WHERE: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Gate No: 14
Entry by ticket: Rs 30 per Person
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