10,000 kg sweets on sale for poor schools and AIDS patients in CoimbatoreNovember 14th, 2007 - 10:14 am ICT by admin
A variety of sweets including Laddu, Sonpapri, Jalebi, Mysorepak, Cashew cakes and Mixture have been put on sale at a big stall opened in the heart of the city for the first time. Prepared with pure Ghee or, clarified butter, these sweets are cheaper than the market price.
Organisers anticipate a sale of sweets worth a million rupees. The stall was opened on Monday and will last till Diwali.
“We are making best quality sweets and making money for the poor. The people will benefit by getting the best quality sweets at less than the market price. The profit would go for a noble cause,” said Prabu Kesavan, President of Rotary club of Coimbatore (East).
A major part of the collections raised through selling sweets would be utilized to arrange basic infrastructure like desks, benches, etcetera in schools, as many local schools in the rural areas do not need them.
Besides, the funds will also be used to support poor patients suffering from dreaded diseases like AIDS, Cancer and Leprosy.
For customers, it’s a special feeling to buy Rotary sweets for the festive occasion and a joy of contributing to a noble cause.
“Every year we buy all sorts of sweets on Diwali. But this year I would like to buy the Rotary sweets not just because they are delicious but for the reason that they are part of a noble cause,” said Sheela, a customer.
Meanwhile, many customers have already started making advance bookings in wholesale from the manufacturing point itself much before the stalls are thrown open for public.
On Diwali, people exchange sweets with friends, neighbours and relatives along with the heartiest greetings for prosperity and happiness in life. (ANI)
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