From ‘I am Anna’ caps, t-shirts to faces painted in tricolour, the young brigade of supporters of social activist Anna Hazare were decked up in their patriotic best to join in the anti-corruption campaign at Ram Lila grounds in the Capital.
While some flaunted tricolour bangles and wrist bands, others were seen wearing badges and stoles with slogans such as ‘We are with you Anna’.
“Since I have come here to show my support to the anti-corruption campaign, why not wear it on me,” says Deepak Singh, 22, a student of Deshbandhu College, who has bought his Anna tee from Paharganj for Rs 200, specially for the day.
Students from various colleges across the Capital turned up in huge numbers.
“We have bought about 50 Anna caps for the day. We are going to wear them while we take part in the campaign,” says Pushpak Arora, a member of the street play society of Satyawati College.
About 20 members of the society would be performing on a self composed anti-corruption song there. “I have got my face painted because I am against anti-India elements like corruption,” says Rahul Makhija, a student of IP University.
Paint me in tricolour
A painter by profession, Ramesh Kumar has been standing outside the Ram Lila from two days and has painted more than 800 faces in tricolour.
“This is my way of showing my support for the campaign,” says Kumar. He charges Rs10 per face.
“Apart from face, people, especially youngsters are also getting their wrists and arms painted.”
He has earned about Rs 8,000 so far.