PM Modi on Friday announced that citizens of the country should now either light a candle, diya or flashlight at 9 pm on April 5 as a gesture to win over darkness in this time of dispair.
Following the PM’s address, several shopkeepers have now restored diwali stock which includes candles and diyas.
A shop owner at Bengali Market says, “People religiously follow PM’s advice and since he had some stock left which now has been restored in shops and is expecting a good sale out of it.”
“It was not possible to arrange diyas and candles in short notice. The diwali stock never turns a loss and so was kept in the godown. I know people will come out and buy these things,” said Rakesh a general store merchant.
We all may have to practice social distancing, but one thing is for sure that great that view would be when people will turn off their lights and kindle diya , candles and flashlight.
Many customers were seen practicing social distancing at Capital’s Bengali Market.
A customer said, “I came here to buy day-to-day items, but now along with that I also bought a packet of diyas, which will be used at 9 pm on April 5.
Another customer, Reena, said that she specially came in search of candles and country-made diya but was unsure if same would be available in the market.