Burning bright for a cause

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Burning bright for a cause

Creamy white in colour with colourful stripes in red, pink and orange lining the candle from top to bottom, this giant candle was created by Sairam Candles. The main objective behind this initiative was to create public awareness about the candle industry and self-employment.

It took three days and nights to make it and in the process, Sairam Candles spent around Rs 25,000 to 30,000. The candle weighs around 250 kilos and it can burn upto 960 hours continuously.

Another important and stunning aspect is that the candle was made by just three people in a short span of time. Many women from Sairam Candles lent a helping hand to make this giant candle.

Muniratna, an employee says, “When this idea was put forward to us, we were all very excited to be part of this project in some way or the other. We worked day and night with a lot of wax. Each day when the candle reached a particular height and started looking bigger and bigger, we felt proud and worked with even more enthusiasm.”

C Muniraju and K Ravi Varma from the organisation lit the candle as all the workers applauded with excitement. Vikrant, who was present on the occasion, said, “I’ve not seen such a big candle before in my life. It looks very good and the very fact that it was made just over a period of three days and nights is very interesting and has stupefied me. It looks all the more good to see that it is burning for a noble cause.”

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