Patna gears up for Republic Day Clebration

  • Republic Day celebration are in full swing, the vendors and hawkers selling tricolour has sprouted at traffic junctions, chowks and roadsides in Patna
  • Markets are flooded with a wide variety of tricolor t-shirts, scarves, stickers, caps, wristbands, badges, sashes, ribbons, balloons, diaries, pens and bracelets, among others
  • Traders do brisk business selling tri-colour headbands, accessories and bangles as many children participate in cultural events and perform at R-Day celebrations in schools

23 Jan 2023

Preparations for the Republic Day celebration are in full swing and tricolor sellers and vendors have swarmed the traffic junctions, chowks and roadsides. Khadi shops also decorated themselves with national flags made of cotton, silk or khadi as demand peaked.

Educational institutions, private and government offices, housing societies, corporations, individuals are all set to celebrate the day in a grand manner by hoisting the flag. Markets are flooded with a wide variety of tricolor t-shirts, scarves, stickers, caps, wristbands, badges, sashes, ribbons, balloons, diaries, pens and bracelets, among others.

Mohd Pintu, a vendor at Beerchand Patel Path, said flags made only by hand-woven and made of cotton, silk and khadi are sold at his makeshift stall. “Small tricolors are available in the range of Rs 10 to Rs 20 and medium sizes from Rs 25 to Rs 40 and large flags from Rs 60 to Rs 150. People also flock to buy badges, armbands and sashes which are sold at Rs 200 per pack. Sales are expected to pick up in the next few days,” he said.

"Apart from the three colours, I have sold items worth Rs 1,250 in the last three days including caps, balloons, badges, flags, headbands and sashes and other Republic Day decorative items. More items are yet to come. As most of our customers are school students and colleges, we will do brisk business this year as the R-Day celebration will be held in educational institutions,” said Mohd Sonu, 24, a street vendor near the Patna High Court.

Traders do brisk business selling tri-colour headbands, accessories and bangles as many children participate in cultural events and perform at R-Day celebrations in schools.


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