Using eco-friendly products this Diwali is only advisable keeping in mind the current pollution status across India, especially in Delhi-NCR. And adhering to the same, Tripura has sought to celebrate Diwali with innovative bamboo diyas and candles.
And the best part is the fact that the diyas have been made by an all-woman self-help group in the Sepahijala district of Tripura. The diyas and candles were launched by the Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb.
However, the original idea has not been mulled by the women belonging to the self-help group.
“We never had the concept of bamboo candles until the DM, BDO, and cluster coordinator came with the proposal to us, asking if we can make candles out of bamboo. We accepted the proposal and enjoyed making them in different sizes, designs, and prices,” a group member Dipali Paul told ANI.
The whole idea has brought employment opportunities for the women. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address has emphasized on the bamboo sector and vocal for local and this initiative of the women’s SHGs proves that the concept of the PM has reached even to the remotest of the villages in Tripura,” said Deb.
Meanwhile, if mulling won’t the bamboo catch fire when lighted? Well, the makers assure you that it won’t happen.
Amidst the ongoing standoff with China in Ladakh, authorities and governments across India have been urging people to purchase indigenously churned goods like cow dung diyas this Diwali and parts ways from Chinese products.