City women throng markets on Karvachauth eve

  • Sukhpreet Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Oct 11, 2014 15:54 IST

Known for their love to celebrate, the city residents have once again geared up for the festive season, as is evident from the increasing footfall in the markets across the city. Thanks to the numerous lucrative propositions offered by the traders that has further added to the enthusiasm of the shoppers.

From offering maximum discounts on products to decorating their outlets, the shopkeepers have done everything to outsmart their competitors and lure the customers.

On the eve of Karvachauth, markets are full with the footsteps of people.

The different markets in the city like Model Town, Ghumar Mandi, Chaura Bazaar and Sarabha Nagar, among others are witnessing heavy crowd for the mehandi, karva chauth thalis, bangles and for shopping clothes among others. According to the shopkeepers, the eagerness for shopping this year is seen more in people as compared to previous year in the market during this season.

Moreover, online sites have also laid many discounts on mobiles, electronics clothes among others in this festive season. Interestingly, the Karvachauth thali is also available on online shopping sites.

The sweet makers in the city have also made special products for Karvachauth like ‘mathi’, ‘fenia’, ‘sweetmeats’, among others.

Prabhjot Kaur, a resident of Sarabha Nagar, said, “I was waiting for this festival, as there is a ceremony of applying mehandi, wearing new bangles and clothes. So, on the eve of Karvachauth most of the markets are flooded with ladies preparing for the occasion.”

Lodhi Club celebrates Karvachauth

Members of Lodhi Club celebrated Karvachauth on the club premises on Thursday night.
The women members of the club set up stalls of garments, handicrafts, gift items, etc., at the club’s lawn.

The special attraction of the function was complimentary mehendi, couple photographs and snacks. Gifts were given to the karva queen, best thali, best dressed couple and winners of other contests. Also, there was special arrangement of games, tattoo, magic show, puppet show, etc., for children.

Ritu Agarwal, wife of deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal, was the chief guest on the occasion. MC commissioner Pardeep Agarwal was also present.

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