The coronavirus induced lockdown has proved to be a tough time for all of us. However, it is the roadside vendors and local potters, weavers and artisans who were deeply affected by this. Their business saw a dramatic drop and they were thrown in jeopardy and had to face the grave issues of unemployment, starvation and deprivation as the number of buyers drastically reduced by great numbers.
To help them get back on their feet and resurrect their businesses, singer Sunanda Sharma of Mummy Nu Pasand fame extended a helping hand to a bunch of these vendors. The former visited their stalls and urged passers-by and buyers to purchase their products such as shoes, idols, Diwali embellishments, pottery, jute chairs, toys and cane baskets, among others.
Ahead of the festive season, the singer believes that it is our responsibility and duty to be compassionate human beings.
In the video that captures her interacting with the vendors, she was quoted as saying, “It is not just about making Baba Ka Dhaba famous. We (need) to support each and every roadside vendor. Every time you see a roadside vendor, please help them and buy things from them. Diwali is just around the corner and we will be having a blast, shopping and having a gala time, but we cannot ignore them.”
The video also sees Sunanda spending some quality time with the vendors and brightening up the day. She puts emphasis on that it is now our turn to go local and support those who are working day in and out to bring joy to our lives.
Sunanda, who won the hearts of many with songs such as Duji Vaar Pyaar and Poster Lagwa Do, is truly an icon of nobility and a true source of inspiration. Kudos to her!