Fruit salad vendor girl loves to build work cultur


Pothashang News Service:Imphal, April 29, 2019: Fruit salad street vendor girl Ningombam Diana Devi, 21, who happened to be a Taekwondo champion is trying to build work culture among youth in Manipur.

She was today encouraged by a group of eight singers led by popular singer Ranbir Thouna. They visited Diana while she was vending at the roadside on today morning and helpef her a sum of Rs 10, 000 to make her dream to participate in international Taekwondo championships.
She had been selling fruit salad at the rate of Rs 20 per bowl at Kangla road side.
She is daughter of N. Ibungoyaima Singh and Nalini Devi of Sagolband Tera Loukrakpam Leikai.
Diana’s story went viral in the social media. Many people who saw the social mrdua posts came to meet her. There were also pedestrians who approached her for curiosity of a girl selling fruit salad on the road side.
She said encouraging her some of her customers paid her more than the actual price.
“I don’t want to give burden to my parents for my expenses and that’s why I take up vending business on the road side. I want to spread the message to the youth to help themselves and lessen depending on parents”, Diana said.
Her father is a printing machine mechanic and her mother vends eatables at the city market.
“We came here to give moral suuport help her at our level. She is inspiring the youth” Ranbir told Pothashang.
He appeals the people of different section of the society to encourage and shower blessing upon her.
Diana sells her salad during 4: 30 am to 7 am daily. She wakes up at 3 am to get enough time to prepare for her salad business.
“I could sell upto Rs 1200” per day, Diana said.
She said no street vendors are allowed to vend along the busy city street after 8 am. It will be a blessing if the state authority allow students and youths like her to vend beyond the time limitation so that they are moraaly encouraged.
Diana participated at different levels and won medals including gold medals. She said she is planning to appear in international tournaments for this she keeps on practicing.
She began learning Taekwondo in 2006. She started bagging gold medals at the national level in 2010. She won a bronze and a gold medal in Kimunyong Open Taekwondo Championship, 2019 held at Guwahati.
“I practice from 4 pm till 6: 30 pm”, Diana said.
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