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Diwali 2017: Buy lamps from farmers' children to light up their lives

By Chennabasaveshwar
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You can make Diwali 2017 a memorable event for you and your family by buying earthen, colourful lamps from Adhartirth Adharaashram in Nashik, Maharashtra.

Adhartirth Adharaashram is a first-of-its-kind ashram in the country which houses children of farmers who are victims of the agrarian crisis in Maharashtra.

Children busy in making earthen lamps

Children busy in making earthen lamps

This Diwali, children have ventured into a new business. Around 350 children have prepared 'diya' earthen lamps for upcoming Diwali 2017 festivals and kept it on sale. The children are helped by widows farmers in their new venture.

Boys are also part of the venture

Boys are also part of the venture

The founder of the Ashram Triambakrao Gaekwad claims that these children will celebrate Diwali from the money earned by selling their products.

"People can also help them by buying 'diya' and incense sticks from these children," says Triambakrao.

Children being helped by care-takers of the ashram

Children being helped by care-takers of the ashram

The ashram located on the outskirts of Triambakeshwar, a holy shrine for Hindus. Spread over three acres, the ashram is managed by the 21-member trust, which was setup by Triambakrao Gaekwad in 2007.

Lamps are ready for sale

Lamps are ready for sale

Prepared over a period of two months, now colourful lamps are ready for sale. The children hope that they would earn a good amount of money this Diwali.

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