“China is threatening us by using our own money. Why should we make them earn profit by selling their products?”
In case you didn’t know, our sisters have been buying China made Rakhis for years. Yes, they too might be unaware how far China has taken over the Indian culturalal market. Our crackers, Holi colours, rakhis, etc have been losing the ‘Made in India’ touch.
But some recent activities before our beloved festival Rakshabandhan, that celebrates the wonderful relationship b/w brothers and sisters, things seem to be changing as Chinese Rakhis disappear from the market.
Swaraj? Maybe, especially after the Ind-China border standoff near Sikkim in the Doklam region. A report by freepressjournal quoted a seller as, “We had a meeting and it was decided not to sell Chinese rakhis. China is threatening us by using our own money. Why should we make them earn profit by selling their products?”
Interesting as it is, a virtual campaign was launched on social media that called for a boycott of Chinese products. Which is why shopkeepers are refusing to sell Chinese rakhis.
A quote read, “We have only Indian rakhis this year. Customers are also demanding made in India rakhis not Chinese ones. It is true we are in loss but at the same time we too think hamara paisa hamare desh mein hi utilise hoga….”