Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: A multilingual multi-media educational CD on nutrition and health, developed jointly by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) was released by B. Sesikeran, Director, NIN, here on Thursday.

It was released at a pre-conference workshop organised as part of the two-day, 41st national conference of the Nutrition Society of India (NSI), beginning at NIN here on Friday.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Chronic diseases — the new pandemic’.

Giving an overview of the collaborative effort of both the institutes, C-DAC Hyderabad director, Sarat Chandra Babu, said the educational CD was part of the India Development Gateway Initiative of his centre.


According to an NIN release, the CD would benefit a wide range of users such as health workers, students, nutritionists, dieticians and all those interested in nutrition. It is priced at Rs.150 and will be on sale in C-DAC, Hyderabad and publications counter at NIN soon.

About 800 scientists are participating in the two-day meet. The prestigious Gopalan Oration award will be conferred on K. Srinath Reddy, president, Public Health Foundation of India, on ‘ Public Health Nutrition in India: Moving from Science to Policy’ on Friday. Young scientists’ awards will be given away during the conference.