Michelin Star chef Vikas Khanna opted to be a surprise visitor at the ‘Organic Diwali Farmers Fest’ in Amritsar on the occasion of Diwali to promote organic farming.
Khanna, who originally hails from Amritsar and is now an internationally acclaimed master-chef, headed straight for the event after landing at the international airport, President of Dilbir Foundation and chair EcoAmritsar Gunbir Singh said.
The fest was part of the weekly marketplace of organic products held by the Dilbir Foundation.
“A divine effort has been made in my city and I am delighted to have witnessed it,” Khanna said after visiting the marketplace.
The marketplace had exotic vegetables such as broccoli, red and yellow capsicums, delicious and golden variety apples, as well as fresh kiwi from farms.
“Most satisfying is the excitement in the farm circles about a growing demand for natural produce, and more farmers are now willing to shun chemicals and get into the pure foods movement by producing non-toxic foods,” Gunbir Singh said.