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Festive atmosphere pervades Nizamabad

Customers buying ornaments ahead of Ramzan in Nalgonda on Friday.– Photo: Singam Venkataramana

Customers buying ornaments ahead of Ramzan in Nalgonda on Friday.– Photo: Singam Venkataramana  

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Come evening, festive atmosphere pervades the Nehru Park, Gandhi Chowk, Weekly Market, Pedda Bazar, Ahmedi Bazar and Bodhan road in the district with people thronging the area to purchase various articles for the Ramzan festival.

All shops and outlets are well lit and attractive glow boards are hung in front of them. Youngsters are seen seeking eateries for exotic dishes like ‘harees’, ‘haleem’ and others to break their fast. While women are flooding the garment shops, footwear and bangle stores to pick one or two of their favourite items for the festival. With only two days left for the festival, the prices of fruits, nuts and others have gone up and are sadly out of the reach of the poor. The rates of fruits and other items are high compared to the last year, says Syed Nazeeb Ali, a Congress leader.

But the vendors selling semiya (vermicelli), dry fruits and ‘kishmish’ are doing a roaring business as these are the main ingredients to be used for making ‘sheer kurma’.

“Dry fruit rate has doubled compared to the last year. However, we have no option but to purchase them. For the common man, it is certainly a burden,” says Mohammed Assad, Editor of an Urdu daily.

Panchavati Supermarket director Srinivas expressed displeasure over the sluggish nature of the market due to crop failure last year and the eluding monsoon this year. “Business has been dull and our assumptions are proved wrong,” he said.



Nalgonda sees

hectic activity

Staff Reporter adds: Business establishments and small shops have been doing a roaring business ahead of the Ramzan festival with a large number of Muslims thronging the market place everyday.

The shops are kept open till late in the night. Prakasam Bazar, old city and other parts of the town are flooded by women who have fetish for bangles, earrings and other ornamental items.

With hardly two days left for Id-Ul-Fitr, the Nalgonda town is witnessing hectic activity, particularly during the evenings. Shops in other major towns including Suryapet, Miryalaguda, Bhongir, Kodad, Nakrekal, Huzuranagar, Deverakonda, which also have considerable Muslim population, are having a brisk business.

Meanwhile, the sale of semiya (vermicelli) has gone up as ‘sheer kurma’, made of semiya, is a must during the Ramzan celebrations.

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