This City Is Boycotting Chinese Lights & Buying Indian Earthen Lamps For Diwali; Win For Make In India?
Diwali has always been about diyas, lanterns, decorations and the whole paraphernalia; but people always pick the Chinese made lights and other products over Indian made diyas.
With the exception of the people of Hyderabad!
This Diwali, citizens of Hyderabad have gone the traditional way, and preferred clay lamps and diyas over the cheap Chinese made products. Apparently, citizens have also been asking shopkeepers if the products are made in India before buying them.
This will definitely give the country’s Make in India dream a massive boost, and we hope more and more people follow the footsteps of Hyderabad!
Find out more about Indians adapting traditions right here!
Chinese Lights Lose Their Glow This Diwali In Hyderabad
As per reports, citizens in Hyderabad have chosen to buy traditional lamps and lanterns made of clay and paper instead of opting for China-made products.
Chanda Daas, who owns a shop at Begumbazaar said, “Unlike five years ago, the mood has changed a lot among the customers. For the past two-three years, we have not stocked up lights and other decorative items which are Chinese. Before buying anything, people nowadays enquire if the stuff is Indian.”
Win For Make in India This Diwali
He also said that Chinese goods are being boycotted by people, messages to do the same are being forwarded on social media platforms as well. Shopkeepers in local markets such as Ameerpet and even supermarkets in Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills have revealed that there is a huge demand for puja materials, especially clay diyas.
In addition to that, there is a huge demand for attractive looking paper lanterns that are made in Rajkot, Gujarat, which are decorated with tiny mirrors.
Diwali – there is a ‘Diwa’ or Diya in the name itself. We light clay diyas in the festival to signify the return of Lord Rama from his exile.
It has been in our culture to decorate our houses with diyas and not Chinese lights.
Diyas are lit to signify the triumph of light over darkness, and this Diwali, lets light our very own diyas, and help the Make in India movement triumph!