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City to witness unique culinary gig on Sep 17

Ranchi: Love cooking? Here’s your opportunity to exhibit your culinary skills.

Come September 17, Patrakar Kala Manch (PKM), a registered body of journalists, will launch its first edition of cooking contest in Ranchi in association with Genista INN Hotel and Engine Oil.

The event is part of the outfit’s continuous endeavours to provide platform for scribes as well as their family members in the city to showcase their untapped talents through different activities since the inception of the Manch earlier this year, its office bearers said on Wednesday.

Titled as Kitchen Queen, the event is open for members of the media fraternity, their family members as well as students from the mass communication department across different colleges.

Amit Das, president of Patrakar Kala Manch and veteran photojournalist said that their upcoming event is unique in many ways.

He said, “While different media organizations have organized such events in the past as part of its brand building and reader engagement excise, our event is by the journalists, for the journalist and media fraternity. This makes it unique in the first place.” He added that their upcoming event is a collective brainchild of all the members of the Manch.

Online registration for the event will be open till 6pm on September 15. Officials however said that they may extend it further in case required.

The outfit’s secretary and photojournalist, Sandip Nag said that the entire enrolment process is made online to ensure transparency.

“Registration is made very simple: pay registration amount online, and send key basic details such as name, age, media house/referred by and proposed dish on our Whatsapp no (8084956600). We have deliberately done away of offline registration process. If anyone needs any assistance, we are registering them on their behalf,” he said, adding that the response so far has been pretty good.

Robin Chabra, who is associated with a national Hindi daily, will be taking care of conceptualizing and organizing the event at the venue along with the team of other journalists and members of the Manch. Chabra said, “Participants will have to come with their proposed dish prepared at home. We will provide them some time for garnishing and readying their displays at the spot. A three member expert jury will undertake tasting ceremony of all the dishes to evaluate the winners. Marking will be based on parameters like hygiene, presentation, concept of the dish and so on. There will be many more surprises at the venue.”