To commemorate the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s seventy fifth birthday, pastry chef Rakesh Kumar Sahu from Begunia of Khordha created a spectacular chocolate sculpture weighing round 72 kg.
The 32-year-old Sahu who runs an institute of baking and pastry artwork at Tanka Pani Highway, took 15 days to finish the sculpture with the assistance of six of his college students.
An avid sports activities fanatic, Mr Sahu stated he got here up with the thought to create the sculpture as a tribute to Patnaik for his steadfast assist for Indian Hockey during the last a number of years, which resulted in a spectacular efficiency by the Males’s and Ladies’s Nationwide Groups within the not too long ago concluded Tokyo Olympic Video games 2020.
“I used to be celebrating the bronze medal win similar to the remainder of the nation when it struck me that I ought to do one thing particular for our Chief Minister who stood by the Nationwide Hockey Groups like a rock throughout its lowest section,” Mr Sahu stated.
The sculpture creating workforce confronted a number of obstacles over the course of making the sculpture for greater than two weeks resembling sleepless nights because of temperature variation and adjustments in moisture ranges of their workshop, the Chef stated.
He additional added that their onerous work in the end paid off when the ultimate sculpture turned out to be simply as they’d envisioned.
The workforce was overjoyed when the chocolate sculpture was lastly unveiled by the state’s Sports activities Minister Tusharkanti Behera in Kalinga Hockey Stadium on Chief Minister’s birthday on Saturday.
Sports activities Division has determined to distribute the chocolate used to organize the sculpture amongst deprived kids in adjoining areas after the completion of its exhibition interval.