India, February 24, 2021: Acknowledging the contribution of ‘Corona Warriors’ during the pandemic, the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari has felicitated chef extraordinaire and celebrated entrepreneur Sanjeev Kapoor for his remarkable contribution towards the society.
When the COVID-19 lockdown was imposed, the quintessential and cherished face of Indian culinary adventure, Masterchef Sanjeev Kapoor promptly took over to serve the Indian community. He did remarkable humanitarian work by arranging, stocking, distributing, and mobilizing food and other essential commodities throughout the period. Some of his initiatives include arranging meals for doctors and medical care providers of Kasturba, KEM, and Sion Hospital in association with India’s leading homegrown hospitality brand and catering service. In addition, Sanjeev Kapoor also collaborated with various caterers and restaurant owners for their help to cook and feed those in the need during these pressing times.
Speaking on the development, Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world in a way that none of us could have foreseen. Amidst such an unprecedented crisis, some people were also deprived of the one of most basic necessities in life that is food. It was time to come together and help the most vulnerable, the unprivileged so that they can feed themselves and be healthy and safe. I am humbled to have been recognized by the Governor of Maharashtra for my contributions during the lockdown. I believe it was my responsibility and will continue to work relentlessly for the community.”
Fifty Corona Warriors including Chairman and Heads of various public sector undertakings, banks, corporates, NGOs as well as individual personalities were felicitated for their institutional work during COVID-19 pandemic. Besides Sanjeev Kapoor, CMD of Alkem Group BN Singh, actress Perizad Zorabian, Chairman of UTI Imtaiyazur Rahman, CMD of New India Assurance Atul Sahai, Managing Director of LIC Vipin Anand, Chairman of Central Bank of India Pallav Mohapatra, and IDBI Director Suresh Khatanhar were among the Corona Warriors felicitated on the occasion.
The felicitation ceremony was organized by the senior IPS officer Qaiser Khalid at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Saturday, 20 February 2021.