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Chandigarh Based Biotech Company Becomes Official Working Partner with the UN

Hash Biotech Labs Private Limited, a Chandigarh based company has achieved a rare distinction of being recognised both as an “Official Working Partner” and “Technology Facilitator” of the United Nations to eradicate malnutrition, poverty, hunger and unemployment and secure the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

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March 30, 2009 (FPRC) --

Hash Biotech Labs Private Limited, a Chandigarh based company has achieved a rare distinction of being recognised both as an “Official Working Partner” and “Technology Facilitator” of the United Nations to eradicate malnutrition, poverty, hunger and unemployment and secure the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The prestigious Certificate of recognition of “Official Working Partner” and “Technological Facilitator” was granted by the Director General, IIMSAM, Head Of Observer Delegation to The United Nations Economic and Social Council, His Excellency Ambassador Remigio Martin Maradona on 17TH February 2009. The grant of this recognition follows an inspection of the facilities and research capabilities of Hash Biotech Labs Private Limited by H.E. Ambassador Manish Uprety, special envoy to South Asia of the ‘Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition’ (IIMSAM) earlier this month.
Apart from the certificate, His Excellency Ambassador Maradona also wrote a letter to Mr. Vikrant Sandal, Chairman, Hash Group of companies congratulating him for mainstreaming the use of Spirulina to eradicate malnutrition, achieve food security and bridge the health divide especially in the context of Developing and the least Developed countries. His Excellency Ambassador Maradona said, “ I am confident that the initiatives of Hash Biotech Labs Private Ltd and the Kanwaljit Sandal Foundation would be a potent medium to establish the efficacy of Spirulina that was declared by the United Nations World Food Conference as the best food for the future in 1974”. These initiatives would counter pathologies associated with malnutrition and establish capacities and capabilities at the locale in not only India, but also South Asia and the world. While extending my best wishes on the occasion, I look forward to working with you, he added.
Mr Vikrant Sandal said he is honoured to be the Chairman of a company which has been granted the status of both the Official Working Partner and Technology Facilitator to the UN. He said, “It is our endeavour to create world awareness of the need for Peace Praxis at every level of society so as to save the current and future generations from the ills of malnutrition, hunger, poverty, war and violence”. Hash Biotech Labs will be promoting the production of Micro Algae Spirulina to fight against malnutrition, hunger, unemployment, poverty along with IIMSAM. Actor and celebrity Sanjay Dutt has been recently appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of IIMSAM in India to promote the use of Spirulina. Though there are 14 Official Working Partners of the IIMSAM; Hash Biotech Labs is the only corporate entity, which has been granted this prestigious status. The Official Working Partner of IIMSAM includes Mahatma Gandhi Foundation among others.
Hash Biotech Labs is the only corporate entity which has the twin status of both Official working partner and Technology Facilitator. Hash Biotech Labs will now work as a partner with IIMSAM to work towards the implementation of Rome Declaration on World Food Security 1996. The Rome Declaration confirmed the right to every individual to have access to safe and nutritious food, right to adequate food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger. It also pledged its political will and commitment of various nations to achieving food security for all and to eradicate hunger in all countries. It aims to reduce the number of undernourished people to half their present level no later than 2015.

IIMSAM is a highly acclaimed institution which works to promote the use of Spirulina against severe malnutrition and has an International Panel of Experts that provides technological, scientific and operational support along with engineering advice. Accredited as a Permanent Observer Mission with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, IIMSAM is one of the 16 intergovernmental associations inside the United Nations. Hash Biotech Labs Private Limited - a Group Company of Hash Group, a conglomerate with diversified business interests is a pioneer in the field of nano Biotechnology research. With the recent launch of its pilot outdoor mass cultivation algal farm of Spirulina, Hash Biotech Labs, has demonstrated its capability and capacity by taking a single cell algal strain from lab conditions to outdoor raceways spread across hectares.



For any further queries regarding this press release contact
Rahat Virk
rahat.virk@hash-group.com
+ 91 (0) 9317738213
www.hash-group.com


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