Jamshedpur: Swadeshi Jagran Manch launched a drive against �Made in China� Rakhis on Friday. A rally was taken out by the members of the manch from Sakchi roundabout and appealed the citizens not to buy Chinese rakhis.
On the occasion members of the manch said that most people preparing to celebrate Rakshabandhan seem unaware of the possible risks of the new rakhis with the �Made in China� tag which have become an instant hit.
Unlike the string-and-bead Indian rakhis, these have figurines of characters like Pokeman and Hanuman on satin bands. They said that the brighter the rakhi, the more dangerous it is.
The rakhis are mostly imported by small traders who have little knowledge about the dangers of lead and cadmium in their paints.
Present at the event were Bende Shankar, Rajpati Devi, Madhulika Mehta, JKM Raju, KP Choudhary, Vikas Sahni, Seema Jaiswal, Rakesh Pandey, Rajkumar Shah, Praveen Singh, Akash Shah and others.