Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna will be honoured with the prestigious 2020 Asia Game Changer Award for feeding millions throughout India amidst the COVID-19 pandemic through an enormous food distribution drive that he coordinated from thousands of miles away in his Manhattan home. The Asia Game Changer Awards, introduced by the Asia Society– a US-based non-profit organisation– in 2014, recognize and honour real leaders who make a positive contribution to the future of Asia.
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New York: Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna will be honoured with the prominent 2020 Asia Game Changer Award for feeding millions throughout India in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic through a massive food circulation drive that he collaborated, countless miles away from his Manhattan home. The Asia Game Changer Awards, released by the Asia Society– a US-based non-profit organisation– in 2014, identify and honour true leaders who make a favorable contribution to the future of Asia.
Khanna, 48, is the only Indian among the 6 honourees called by the leading organisation on Wednesday. Preeminent cellist Yo-Yo Ma, tennis champion Naomi Osaka, Korean boy band BTS, producer of Oscar-winning film ‘Parasite’ Miky Lee and magnate and philanthropists Joe and Clara Tsai are the honourees of the Asia Video Game Changer Awards “for their reactions to the year’s twin traumas of COVID-19 and racially motivated violence”.
Khanna is being honoured for dropping everything to feed millions in India at a time of great requirement and suffering. As the COVID-19 pandemic hit India, Khanna, sitting thousands of miles away in New york city, released a food distribution drive that progressively reached millions across the nation. Since April, Khanna’s #FeedIndia initiative has distributed 35 million meals, including prepared and dry provision, as well as 500,000 slippers, 3.5 million sanitary pads, two millions masks and other necessary materials throughout numerous cities throughout India.
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