Traders’ body CAIT (Confederation of All India Traders) has appealed to celebrities to stop endorsing products of Chinese brands as a mark of respect and solidarity for Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the Galwan Valley attack in Ladakh. CAIT announced a new campaign called ‘Bharatiya Saaman-Hamara Abhiman’ to boycott Chinese products from India.
In an open letter, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) appealed to celebs like Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Virat Kohli, Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Salman Khan, Ayushmann Khurrana and others to stop endorsing Chinese products. According to CAIT, this step can effectively reduce the rate of imports from China and will help to encourage home-made Indian brands to grow by December 2021.
@TEAMCAIT APPEAL TO ALL CELEBRITIES OF INDIA,
Please stop endorsing Chinese brands and stand in solidarity with our soldiers who face continued unabated aggression from China. It is time to unite for this national movement. Jai Hind #BoycottChineseProducts #ChinaMustPay pic.twitter.com/YYc0nyy2Ve
— CONFEDERATION OF ALL INDIA TRADERS ( CAIT) (@CAITIndia) June 18, 2020
The letter also praised few Bollywood celebs like Sonu Sood, Amitabh Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Akshay Kumar, and Madhuri Dixit Nene for their social works and initiatives and asked them to join the campaign to boycott Chinese products.
At least 20 Indian Army soldiers, including a Colonel, died in a violent clash with Chinese troops at the Galwan Valley in the Ladakh sector on Monday night.