Hawkers have field day at Ramlila Maidan

Last Updated: Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 13:44

New Delhi: As thousands of people thronged
Ramlila maidan to support Anna Hazare`s crusade against
corruption, it is brisk business for many selling Gandhi cap,
the National Tricolour as well as photo of the Gandhian.

Young children who said they begged to earn a living till
some days back are now having a field day at what they called
"a 15-day mela".

Badges, flags, hand bands, hair bands and Gandhi caps
sporting the Tricolour and depicting Hazare`s pictures are
selling like hot cakes as support swells for the campaign.

"We are selling these items for last two days. Thanks to
Anna Hazare, we are making a living," said a hawker selling
Gandhi cap and flags.

Children selling the items said they understood little
about the issue being taken up by Hazare but they are happy at
the congregation.

"It is a mela (fair) for us. We are bring the stuff from
Sadar area at a lower price and earn a profit over it," said a
child hawker.

As Hazare`s fast entered sixth day today, more and more
people have thronged the Ramlila Maidan and children are
hopeful of making more money by selling the items.

"We are hopeful of selling more," said a child stationed
outside the New Delhi Metro station, which is just few hundred
metres from the Ramlila Maidan.

Hazare launched his protest at Ramlila Maidan on Friday
after coming out of Tihar Jail.


First Published: Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 13:44
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