To ex­press love, DU stu­dents sell fruits at Lodhi Gar­dens

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New Delhi: As cou­ples am­bled into Lodhi Gar­dens on Valen­tine’s Day for a ro­man­tic in­ter­lude, they came across an­other pair at the park en­trance. The two weren’t gaz­ing into each other’s eyes, but sell­ing fruits. Harsh Ya­dav and Megha Mit­tal, stu­dents of Delhi Col­lege of Arts and Com­merce, thought Fe­bru­ary 14 would be a great way to jointly ful­fil each other’s wishes.

“We re­cently did a story on street hawk­ers for a colle- ge project and we won­dered what their lives on the street would be like. So, we de­cided to set up a stall and sell some­thing too,” said Mit­tal. A happy Ya­dav said, “This ven­ture has been fruit­ful and we have al­ready earned around Rs 200 in three hours.”

Rooplal Pra­jap­ati, an ice­cream ven­dor at the gar­den since 1978, was im­pressed. “They showed the younger gen­er­a­tion wants to do more than just spend time to­gether on Valen­tine’s Day. They want to tell peo­ple about our lives.”

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