Bhopal: A Bhopal based street vendor celebrated the birth of his daughter by offering “pani-puri” worth Rs 35000-Rs 40000 to several people in the city. This elated emotion has also surfaced as a message across the society to celebrate the birth of a girl child and to avoid discrimination among the genders.Also Read - Here's How This Automated Pani Puri Serving Machine Works Without Any Contact With Customers
While offering free pain puri to people on Sunday, Anchal Gupta, the father to the newborn said “Beti hai, to Kal hai (future is possible with daughters). Gupta has been running the pain puri centre in the Kolar area of Madhya Pradesh. “The birth of the baby girl is a dream come true for me. Since I got married, I always wanted a daughter, but I was first blessed with a son two years back,” the 30-year-old vendor told PTI on Monday. Also Read - Video of Bride Struggling to Have a Paani Puri Wearing a Nose Ring is Going Viral, Netizens Say 'Never Say No to Pani Puri' | WATCH
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“Yesterday was my son’s second birthday and I decided to celebrate it by announcing the birth of my daughter by offering free pani-puri to the people of Bhopal and to give them the message that ”beti hai, to kal hai,” said the man, who is a Class 8 dropout.
The vendor said he served Pani-Puri worth Rs 35,000-40,000 free of cost on Sunday, but it did not matter to him as the joy of having a daughter was more than anything else. A large number of people thronged the busy Kolar area from Sunday afternoon till evening to have the Pani-Puri at Gupta’s stall, and many of them congratulated him over the birth of his daughter and his decision to celebrate it with the gesture of offering the snack free of cost.
Some eyewitnesses said people did not even follow COVID-19 protocols, including the norm of maintaining social distance while enjoying the free snack.
Gupta, whose other two brothers are engineers while he is in the pani puri business for nearly 20 years, said his wife is a graduate and he had planned to set up a stitching centre (for sewing and embroidery work) for her, but the birth of their daughter has now delayed the plan.
“But, I will open a shop for her after some time so that she becomes (financially) independent,” he added.
(With Inputs from PTI)