Odisha Baker makes 72kg chocolate sculpture of CM Naveen Patnaik on BJD leader’s 75th birthday
Bhubaneshwar: To mark the 75th birthday of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday, a baker who is also the BJD leader’s admirer made a spectacular 72-kilogram chocolate sculpture of the leader. Earlier on Friday, CM Patnaik announced he would be skipping birthday celebrations this year to show solidarity with those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Patnaik asked his followers and supporters to engage in social service to people on this day. The BJD’s social services wing organized blood donation camps where more than 5,000 people donated blood, a BJD leader said.Also Read – Viral Video: Wild Bear & Its Cub Enter Odisha Village, Chased By Residents | look
Baker, Rakesh Kumar Sahu from Begunia of Khurda district created the 72kg chocolate sculpture of Patnaik, which was unveiled by the state’s Minister of Sports, TK Behera at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar. The statue will be on display in the stadium for some time. Also Read – Maharashtra, Karnataka, 4 others among ‘states of concern’, center rushes teams to review situation
The Sports Department decided to distribute the chocolate to underprivileged children in nearby areas after the exposure period ended, Behera said. Sahu said he completed the statue in 15 days, with the help of six students from his baking institute. Also read – 7th Wage Commission: DA increased by 3% in THIS State for government employees. Full details here
The baker, a sports enthusiast, said he came up with the idea to create the sculpture as a tribute to Patnaik for his unwavering support for Indian hockey over the past few years, which resulted in a spectacular performance by the national teams male and female in the Tokyo Olympics held earlier this year.
The government of Odisha is the sponsor of India’s national hockey teams. While celebrating the bronze medal (by the men’s team), I thought I had to do something special for the man who stood alongside the national hockey teams like a rock during his last phase. lower, our Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, said Sahu.
When he presented the idea of making the chocolate sculpture to his students at his institute, they readily agreed to help him. With the help of an agency, Sahu shared his preliminary designs with athletic department officials who also immediately showed interest in the idea.
He said he encountered difficulties due to temperature fluctuations and changes in humidity levels in his workshop.