New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party event here is set to create world record on Sunday with India's 'national dish' taking the centre stage. The party has collected rice and lentils from about three lakh scheduled caste families to prepare 5,000 kg of khichdi at BJP president Amit Shah's rally.
The 'Bhim Mahasangam', a meeting of the city's scheduled caste communities, will be a "unique" event at Ramilia Maidan, where chef Vishnu Manohar will break his own record by cooking the dish in a single vessel. He had earlier made it to the Guinness Book of Records with a 3,000-kg khichdi event in Nagpur last year.
According to a media report, the oversized vessel Manohar used at the Nagpur event has been retrofitted for a bigger quantity of food and transported to Delhi. Gas stoves will be installed on a 15ftx15ft platform constructed close to the dais.
"We have collected over 10,000 kg of rice and lentils from about three lakh SC families in the past few days for the dish. The rest of the ingredients — tomatoes, garlic, onion, salt, etc — have been arranged by the party. We will set up distribution points on the ground and a team of 1,000 people will serve the dish to people attending the meet," Delhi BJP media convenor Ashok Goel was quoted as saying.
He further said that the idea was to bring all sub-castes of the SC community under one roof and deliver the message of unity in diversity.
The party is expecting over 25,000 lakh people at the event. "The idea is to bring all sub-castes of the SC community under one roof and deliver the message of unity in diversity. The party leaders will elaborate on the work the Modi government has done for the community," he said.
Besides the khichdi event, a two-day convention of national leaders, elected representatives and state office bearers will be held on January 11 and 12 and Yuva Vijay Sankalp rally on January 20, when party leaders will address the youth at the sprawling grounds of Ramlila Maidan.
The convention will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and top leaders from different states. More than 12,000 delegates are expected to attend.
The report said that BJP has formed 24 teams to look after the travelling arrangements, local transport and accommodation for the delegates and manage the logistics, work stations and internet connectivity, sound and LED screens and well as the internal and external beautification of the venue.
Over 80,000 city youths are expected to participate in the Yuva Vijay Sankalp rally on January 20.