This Bengaluru based chef has come up with a unique way to pay tribute to the freedom fighters on this year’s Independence Day. By Tanvi Jain

Chef Independence Day
Courtesy of Bangalore Mirror

This Independence Day, Rakshith A, a 23-year-old aspiring chef from Bengaluru, has decided to pay tribute to the freedom fighters of our nation by carving their faces on fruits and vegetables.  

A final year student at the Chennais Amirta International Institute of Hotel Management, Raksith has planned to carve faces of icons like Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, etc., on watermelons.  

Not only has he been practising the art of carving since college, but has also gained expertise in it and has even won many competitions, including a medal in fruits and vegetables live carving category, at Melaka Culinary Challenge in Malaysia last year.  

India is prepping in different ways to celebrate a safe Independence Day during the pandemic. Many schools across Bengaluru, Patna, and other parts of the country, have decided to take the celebrations online, wherein all the cultural events along with the flag hoisting will be done virtually 

Meanwhile, as per the latest MHA guidelines, this year’s Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort will be a lowkey affair, and no children will be invited to physically attend the ceremony. In fact, all the competitions will be held online and patriotic speeches will be made on social media platforms. Moreover, special invites will be given to Corona warriors to honour their contribution in the fight against COVID-19. 

Furthermore, Andhra Pradesh has also decided to design their Independence Day tableau in a way that it showcases the contribution of the state government in the fight against Coronavirus. 

Chef Independence Day
Courtesy of Bangalore Mirror

Earlier on Sunday, the Indian Armed Forces had given a live musical performance at Red Fort as a part of the Independence Day celebrations. Similarly, on Saturday, the Indian Air Force Band had performed at Koshrab Ashram in Ahmedabad.   

Coming Wednesday, the Military and Police Bands will reportedly be performing across Jhansi, Imphal and Bhopal, and a day later across Faizabad, Lucknow, ChamparanMadurai and Shillong.

Google India has also decided to do something special this year with the help of artificial intelligence. Let’s see what they have in store for all of us. 

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