BHOPAL: The Rajbhasha Karyanvayan Samiti of MANIT students organised a mass drive on Wednesday at Shaurya Smarak and DB Mall to encourage people to use Swadeshi products only in Diwali.
Working for reducing the use of foreign products, nearly 30 students talked to people and requested them to pledge for celebrating Diwali peacefully without crackers and using traditional diyas instead of foreign items. The students gathered support from about 300 people to sign the pledge. They also asked people to come forward and spread the message to at least 5 neighbours.
These students also conducted a ‘Deepdaan’ program in the slum area of Kotra on Tuesday, where they spent time with the children and distributed sweets, chocolates among them for Diwali. Creating awareness among the residents about the use of foreign products, the students requested them to celebrate Diwali traditionally. Spending time with children they taught them few verse of poems too.