The Hans India

With an aim to promote home based industries run by women, Tijarat Rabeha – a Dawoodi Bohra community initiative to foster entrepreneurship and promote business – organised a one day carnival funfair at the MSB school grounds in Trimulgherry Secunderabad on Sunday. Thousands of people were seen relishing various Bohra dishes including dabeli, khuddaal palida, keema samosa and many more.

Out of 65 stalls, 29 were decked with various authentic mouth watering Bohra delicacies along with healthy gluten free dishes and the rest offered games for all age groups. The organisers of the event are also planning to launch a food portal named Manhal Saifee which will also provide home delivery. Apart from the stalls, the carnival included relaxation and rejuvenation therapy for elders.

The profits earned during the course of this organiser funded event were distributed among the participating women.

‘In addition to the dishes of our traditional cuisine, I prefer to include gluten free dishes, as nowadays, they are more preferable and sales were higher than expected,’ shared Shehre Banu, one of the stall owners who participated in the fair.

It’s a wonderful platform for women who used to struggle for livelihood and were not exposed to the broader world where they could earn some money. Once the portal is launched it will be very helpful to everyone. Our spiritual head, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS has motivated women to progress in their lives and showcase their culinary silks. Each and every stall had a good sale and got good feedback from the customers. My stall sold special dabeli which people enjoyed,’ said Alefiya Netterwala, a stall owner.

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