Guwahati: Noted chef Vikas Khanna has become the latest celebrity to support the people of Assam and Bihar in this period of crisis brought about by the re-emergence of floods.
Taking note of the nutritional requirements of the people fighting the danger of floods, Chef Vikas Khanna has come forward to take the responsibility of food for the multitudes dealing with the fury of floods in the eastern regions of India – specifically Assam and Bihar.
However, Vikas Khanna's plan to help the needy and helpless who are still affected by the effects of the deluge, is no small task. The master chef has planned to provide 2 million (or 20 lakh) meals to the people who are reeling under the yearly monsoon floods in the prone areas.
Announcing his motive on Twitter, the noted chef Vikas Khanna wrote, "There are a lot of challenges to support relief in flooded areas of Bihar & Assam (especially the remote ones) But I pledge 2 million+ meals in the affected areas. We will do best to our ability."
There are a lot of challenges to support relief in flooded areas of Bihar & Assam (especially the remote ones)— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) August 1, 2020
But I pledge 2 million+ meals in the affected areas.
We will do best to our ability. #Faith #FeedIndia
As per reports, Khanna intends to carry out feeding drives in as many as 100 villages across the states of Assam and Bihar.
For the uninitiated, Vikas Khanna, born 14 November 1971, is an Indian Michelin star Chef, restaurateur, cookbook writer, filmmaker and humanitarian. He is one of the judges of Star Plus series MasterChef India and is based in New York City.
This will not be the first time that Khanna will be helping the underprivileged tide over a period of crisis. Earlier in the year, the Masterchef had arranged meals for his countrymen who were affected by the pandemic situation and the subsequent lockdown imposed by the Centre.
The floods in Assam this year were caused by an excess Summer Monsoon that affected the state. By 21st of July, the meteorological subdivision of Assam and Meghalaya had received rainfall of 1,164mm as compared to normal rainfall of 894mm during the period, an excess of nearly 30%. The aggravated flood situation led to over 100 death due to floods; lakhs of citizens also lost their homes and livelihoods.