Mumbai's dabbawalas to take a break for Hazare
For the first time in their 20-year-old history, Mumbai's famous dabbawalas will be taking a break tomorrow to support social activist Anna Hazare in his fight against corruption.india Updated: Aug 18, 2011 17:48 IST
For the first time in their 20-year-old history, Mumbai's famous dabbawalas, who deliver tiffins service to over two lakh customers daily, will be taking a break on Friday, to support social activist Anna Hazare in his fight against corruption.
"In the last 120 years, we have not had the occasion to take a day off, come rain or shine. We never stop work. But
we have decided to back Hazare's agitation," said Sopan Mare of the Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Association.
"To support Hazare, as the whole country is doing so, the 5000 dabbawalas in the city would hold a rally from Churchgate to Azad Maidan tomorrow," Mare said.
Asked if their customers would be irked if they fail to deliver their tiffins, Mare said, "They love us so much
that they wont feel offended with our action. All this is for a cause which we feel is just," he added.
First Published: Aug 18, 2011 17:27 IST