Celebrate India’s Republic Day with made-in-China tricolour gadget

January 24th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Made-in-China tricolour gadgets that resemble the Indian flag have flooded the electronics market here two days before India celebrates Republic Day.The gadgets are studded with bulbs in saffron, white and green colours, following the pattern of the Indian flag. They are priced between Rs.200 and Rs.300.

The cell-operated electronic gadgets, available in various sizes, have flooded the decades-old electronics market on Latouche Road here. Some gadgets are small enough to fit into the pencil boxes of schoolchildren, others big enough to be put up on walls.

“Depending upon their sizes, prices of electronic flags have been fixed,” shopkeeper Sachin Mehrotra told IANS.

He said the electronic gadgets have become the most sought-after items in his shop.

“At least 20-25 customers buy the tricolours everyday. The item has hit the city markets for the first time,” he added.

Owner of another electronic goods shop Hari Mohan said: “The electronic gadgets have become quite popular, especially amongst the schoolchildren, who prefer having smaller electronic flags that can be kept inside their pencil boxes.”

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