New York-based chef Vikas Khanna, hosts the world’s biggest Eid feast

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On May 24 India celebrated Ramadan in a relatively subdued manner due to the raising concerns of the coronavirus. But a festival is a festival, and Ramadan is, after all, a festival of togetherness and gratitude. Being in the midst of a pandemic, there can be no better time to show one’s love for the community.

Vikas Khanna, a Michelin-star chef has taken it upon himself to organize the world’s largest Eid feast, by feeding 2 lakh people in Mumbai.

The chef’s team in India distributed over 1,00,000 kgs of dry ration, fresh & dry fruits, spices, sugar, seviyan, kitchen utensils, oils, chai, coffee, and juices after taking blessings from sacred Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai.

Khanna has partaken in the daily distribution of dry ration kits to migrant workers and the needy during the COVID-19 crisis – which has been the highlight of his entire career, he says.

“Eid is a symbol of gratitude and unity. As the last weeks have been hard for each one of us, we wanted to stand in solidarity to celebrate Eid,” Vikas Khanna told IANSlife.

In conversation with ET, he talked about the massive Eid feast. The chef said, “this feast showcases the soul of our country. It has been made possible by absolutely everybody coming together. It shows that in the time of such a crisis, we are holding hands and people are there for each other.

On helping migrants, he said that we are together to be India. “Each one of us. They are the soul and the backbone. Every day serving them meals has been the highlight of my entire career.”

The New York-based chef has been in quarantine since March-end and wants to be of use to his countrymen by serving as many needy people as possible.