Jhabua children say no to crackers, donate money to army

Amid campaign to boycott Chinese products, a group of children from Ranapur village in Jhabua district has decided to shun crackers this Diwali and donated the amount for the welfare of army.
Children from Ranapur village pose with a demand draft of Rs 1,100 that they donated towards Indian Army.(HT Photo)
Children from Ranapur village pose with a demand draft of Rs 1,100 that they donated towards Indian Army.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 27, 2016 11:22 AM IST
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HT Correspondent, Ranapur (Jhabua) | By HT Correspondent

Amid campaign to boycott Chinese products, a group of children from Ranapur village in Jhabua district has decided to shun crackers this Diwali and donated the amount for the welfare of army.

After the Uri terror attack and escalating cross-border tensions, various citizens and traders’ unions have called for a ban on cheap-yet-innovative Chinese products over China’s support to Pakistan.

Prajapat, who guided the children to present a demand draft of Rs1,100 they saved from pocket money to tehsildar CD Tankhaniya, said everyone is raising protest against Chinese products but these kids have diverted their energy for a noble cause.

Keshav, 15, said: “Brave soldiers are guarding us round the clock and it’s our duty to support them. That’s why we have decided to donate money to PM Relief Fund instead wasting on fire crackers.” Other children are Garima, Madhavi, Hiral, Mahi, Rudra, Prayas and Trupti. “We would continue this campaign and encourage others to join us so that we can contribute bigger amount in future,” Keshav said. The tehsildar praised the children’s efforts and asked others to get inspiration from them.

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