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Sales booming in the last hours of Chaitra sale

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Correspondent

Silchar, April 13: With just a few hours left for Chaitra sale, people in colossal number have come out on the streets for buying an array of items available at a much reduced rate. Central Road which is the heart of the town has become overcrowded and is buzzing with buyers and sellers. A large number of shop owners have arranged for a makeshift stall in order to sell out old items of their respective shops. Every nook and corner of Central Road and its nearby spots have been filled up with buyers and sellers and it has left no place to breathe. It is indeed heartwarming to see that so many people have braved the sultry heat and come out on the streets for shopping.

Chaitra sale is also known as Chaitra reduction sale or stock clearance sale. The sale begins every year in the month of Chaitra in the Bengali calendar and continues for the whole month. The air is being ranted with the cries of the sellers who have been trying all these hours to make to sell out their items. Handkerchiefs, short shirts, t-shirts, formal shirts, casual wear, pyjamas, tracking suits, three-quarter pants, Bermuda and Jamaican pants, leggings, salwar suits, duppattas, saris and all other accessories for men, women, children and kids have been kept for sale at the stalls. The prices have been reduced to an incredible rate.

Household items which comprise crockery sets, decorative items and utensils are also available at a cheap rate. One can buy such stuffs from Janiganj market. One can also find curtains, pillow covers, bed sheets, bed covers, refrigerator covers, television set covers and dining table covers. The flood of umbrellas in the reduction market has taken everyone by surprise. A huge number of umbrellas is being sold. The rising temperature, jostling and shoving among people, vehicular traffic and overcrowded streets has not deterred people from buying their items of choice. The presence of street vendors at almost every important spot has added much to the relief of the people who have been shopping for hours or so.

Every year, people belonging to the Bengali community eagerly awaits Chaitra sale. The lucrative discount offers and the reduced prices of items attract customers to a large extent. The availability of shoes and clothes at minimal price offers a golden opportunity for people to buy them. Sandals, chappals, sport and formal shoes of attractive colours have been put up for sale. Ice cream, fruit juices, chaat and phuchka sellers are having a good time since tired and fatigued people engaged in daylong shopping often consume those items for refreshments. These mouth-watering edibles are sources of refreshments for tired and weary people. Due to Chaitra sale, daily income of street food sellers has shot up as people are seen enclosed round various ice cream, fruit juices, chaat and phuchka sellers.

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