Every sector of the economy has been affected by the pandemic, the consequent lockdown and restrictions. It goes without saying that the one which took the most severe hit is the unorganized sector. With this scenario in mind, the campaign ‘Light delights’ was launched to support small diya sellers and daily wage earners including cooks and domestic helps, before the festive season to generate some demand for diyas and to create some paid jobs for these people.
All diyas procured in this campaign were from small roadside sellers. Further, the group of ladies, who lost their livelihood during the lockdown period were trained to paint diyas and to refurbish the discarded packaging materials. 90 percent of the package material used in this campaign were from used/discarded material. Cartons and internal packaging material collected from the apartments, then these were properly soaked in sunlight and sanitized before using it to pack diyas. These ladies learned new skills and became more confident to handle bigger responsibilities.
People willing to contribute to this stressed sector from across the country and religion came forward to join this campaign. Through this campaign, we were able to procure and sell approximately 2000 diyas in 12 states namely Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.
Here is the list of people who participated in the campaign: Shivam Mishra, Pragya Pandey, Raman Srivastava, Aprajita, Ashutosh Kumar, Madhu Srivastava, Manita Chawla, Kritika Srivastava, Tulika Narayan, Noopur Narayan, Krishna Narayan, Nidhi Asthana, Ashish Shankar, Rohini Ram Mohan, Deepika Vikram Sahani, Anjali, Bindu Kheda, Neetu Kheda, Prakhar Prakash Anand, Piyush Shahi, Devyani Srivastava, Ashish Mishra, Advika, Gulam Haider, Rahul Nair, Anuradha Srivastava, Manoj Kumar Srivastava, Rashwet Shrinkhal, Jaishree Swapnil, Suman Srivastava, Abhishek Kumar, Nayana, Vivek Narayan, Avinash Pandey, Manish Singh, Mithlesh Mishra, Pranjali Adhav, Sonam, Anang Swapnesh, Sheel Mishra, Priyam Mishra, Manish Kumar Jha, Ranbir Kumar Rana, Anumeha Thapa, Parichay Parivesh, Priyanka Verma, Suchi Patel, Hari Narayan, Aradhana Kumar, Master Aniket, Harshvati, Nisha Verma, Najam Waris Zaidi, Manzoor Hussain Dar, Christina, Farrukh Altaf, Sheetal Sharma, Atul Dogra, Ankit Singh, Priti Rawat, Pranjali Srivastava, Kumar Kartikey, Ritu Sharma, Harish Kumar, Neha Asthana Meena, Deepak Nath, Ashish Kumar Srivastava, Chaitali Srivastava, Vishal Srivastava, Jaya Srivastava, Navin Agarwal, Vivek Kumar, Pragyan Pramita, Satyendra Verma, Rajat Ranjan, Preet Prerna, Somesh Pratap Singh, Ranu Mishra, Adarsh, Shikha Ranjan Negi, Vartika Singh, Naveen Joshi, Richa Rastogi, Sanchit Rastogi, Shashikant Yadav, Shveta Mahar, Priyanka Anand.
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