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Thursday , November 8 , 2012
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Colours galore in bright Diwali pledge
Prosper with coin pouches

You could gift your friends and relatives rangoli-coloured pouches for Diwali to store gold and silver coins they purchase this festive season.

Available in a wide range of designs and hues, the pouches and piggy banks make attractive gifts. They are also easily available at most gift shops in the capital.

At Archies Gallery on Boring Road, you can buy one of these for Rs 299.

“They are available in different colours but the fluorescent ones are quite attractive,” said its owner, Pradeep Kumar. “If gifted to youngsters, it can prove an incentive for them to save money from an early age.”

Youngsters are likely to be attracted to the coin banks on sale at Big Bazaar in P&M Mall. Most of these are designed with Doraemon stickers.

Store manager Soumyajit Chakraborty said: “We have a variety of coin banks in different colours and designs. They also have a lock facility. Others have a sealed cover and the banks can be broken when it is full of money.”

He added: “These are mostly gift items for children.”

Kankerbagh resident Vibha Singh said: “My five-year-old daughter Nupur has been asking me to buy her a coin bank. I thought it would be a perfect gift for Diwali. There also seems to be many options in shapes and colour that would interest her.”