Guwahati Foodie, a Facebook group of around 95,000 food lovers, on Tuesday organized the second edition of EATucation, a special collaboration of food and education, at Handique Girls’ College in Guwahati. The event was organized by Guwahati Foodie, in association with Raja Mircha restaurants, Big FM and Life’s Purple to help the students understand about various career options, entrepreneurship, and adoption of various soft skills.

The Facebook group, founded by Sisir Kumar, organized the day-long programme – EATucation – at Handique Girls’ College to help the students interact with various industry leaders and get inspiration to create something new.

Speaking on the occasion, founder and admin of Guwahati Foodie, Sisir said that the event is planned to help the students gain knowledge about the industry and give them motivation towards sharpening their soft skills. “Through this event, the Guwahati Foodie wants to help the students interact with industry stalwarts and give them the platform to interact with them. While the course curriculum is very important, attaining soft skills and developing interest to learn from the surroundings has become equally important in today’s competitive world. This event is an endeavour to help the students know about this sector and offer them the technical know-how to create a niche for themselves,” said Sisir Kumar. Sisir thanked the Principal of Handique Girls’ College and the faculty of the Department of English, Handique Girls’ College for their cooperation. Students from various departments of Handique Girls’ College, including English, Home Science, Education, Economics, Political Science etc. attended the event.

Guwahati Foodie’s second edition of EATucation, organized in association with Raja Mircha restaurant, saw participation of various speakers – Darshana’s Automotive Training and Research Institute’s Darshana Sengupta, Founder of Alfresco Grand Sajida Doley, Entrepreneur and founder of food-tech start-up Gaon Ka Khana Hironmoy Gogoi and Founder of Momo Ghar Tapan Kumar Baruah. The event was supported by 92.7 Big FM and Life’s Purple PR. The main motive of Tuesday’s event was to bring the success stories of these entrepreneurs to the students and inspire them to develop their own startup stories.

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Supporting the second edition of the event, founder and chef at Raja Mircha, Bedanta Bhagowati, said that the Guwahati Foodie initiative will help the students gain knowledge about the indigenous cuisines and give them a platform for various job opportunities. “This is a unique initiative by Guwahati Foodie. Taking discussions on food to the classrooms will enable the students to interact with industry leaders besides giving them a platform to get involved in the process. I am happy to be a part of the second edition of the event,” he said.

Guwahati Foodie, the largest food related community in Northeast India, organized the first edition of EATucation at Kaliram Barooah Girls’ High School in Guwahati on August 13.

With its 95,000 and growing members, Guwahati Foodie has been organizing various offline events which included special FIFA World Cup screening at Oriental Bistro, mini meet-up at Assam Bhawan in New Delhi, mini meet-up at Bangalore and annual meet-up at Guwahati etc. The Guwahati Foodie recently organized an eco-friendly potluck at Hajo wherein the members promoted use of eco-friendly items. In the near future, the Guwahati Foodie aims to come up with more offline engagements.

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