In view of the ever increasing corona cases in the capital, the Delhi government has reduced the maximum number of guests for marital celebrations from 200 to 50. This has caused a great deal of trouble for those who print wedding cards. Bimal Jain, president of Delhi Wedding and Greeting Card Manufacturers, said that the customers of November weddings had already taken the customers before Deepawali. But the cards for weddings in December are still with all the card makers. Now their clients are not coming to collect the card. On the phone, they are saying that a maximum of 50 cards will be taken. There is no benefit from carrying 100-150 cards. Its loss has also come to the card makers.
Ever since the Delhi Government order came, the card makers have been shocked. They do not understand what to do? Before printing the cards, they take a little advance from the clients, but it is not so much that if no one comes to collect the card, then the parrot is eaten. Card prices, labor charges, rate of decorative items, everything has to be faced by the card makers now.
Big trouble in front of card manufacturers
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken this decision in a hurry, which has led to a lot of trouble for the Invitation Card manufacturers like us. By the way, Corona and Lockdown had not recovered yet. Now the association has written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to diagnose our problem.
If there are 25 men from one side, then who will get the card printed
Rajeev Sarin, card maker said that work was slowly starting to pick up. Up to 20 percent of the business was coming before Deepawali. There was hope that the business would accelerate. But now there are 200 to 50 guests, so who will get the card printed? In the ceremony, 50 men will mean 25 to 25 men from the bride or bride side, so who will print such a small number of cards? So many men become family members. They can be invited by sending a message on phone or WhatsApp. Now-a-days, online e-cards are also made through phone or website. Our industry is on the verge of sinking.
Business stopped coming since March
Rajeev Sarin, card maker said that the shopkeepers who are elderly in Chavadi market and their children are not in business, have stopped coming since March. If the government did nothing to save the employment of card makers, next year, no cards will be printed even in the April to July season. This will lead to the closure of thousands of small-scale jobs such as card makers.