The ongoing farmers’ protest at the borders of the national capital enters its second month and people from across the country are expressing their support and solidarity with the demonstrators. While some are joining the protest, others are sending their contributions to show their support. Recently, a farmers’ association in Kerala sent a truckload of pineapples to Delhi for free distribution among the farmers. As per a PTI report, the cost of the fruits and the transport expenditure was borne by the Pineapple Farmers Association.
Trucks, loaded with 16 tonnes of pineapples, were sent on Thursday night from Vazhakulam – a town in Kerala’s Ernakulam District, popularly referred to as the ‘Pineapple City’. For the uninitiated, Vazhakulam pineapple is deemed to be the sweetest pineapple in India and received the GI tag in 2009.
The consignment from the ‘Pineapple City’ was flagged off by Kerala Agricultural Minister VS Sunil Kumar on Thursday.
Pineapple Farmers Association’s leader James Thottumaryil informed that the MPs from Kerala, Dean Kuriakose and K K Ragesh, along with Harbajan Singh of Delhi Gurudwara, will coordinate with the protest leaders for the distribution.
“The agitation by farmers against these laws is the largest of its kind in the nation’s history…. it is our duty to express our solidarity with them as they are fighting for our cause,” James stated, according to PTI.
Supporters took to their Twitter handles to express their support to this initiative by the Kerala farmers and wrote, “Farmers from Kerala have sent a truck full of pineapples to protestors at the Singhu Border. Again, I find this freaking adorable.”
Farmers from Kerala have sent a truck full of pineapples to protestors at the Singhu Border. Again, I find this freaking adorable.
— Ameet Khabra (she/her) ✊✊????✊????✊????✊????✊???? (@adwordsgirl) December 27, 2020
“Kerala farmers sending Pineapples from Kerala for Farmers protesting at Singhu border. Love attracts love.Punjab stood with Kerala in many difficult times,” tweeted another supporter.
Kerala farmers sending Pineapples from Kerala for Farmers protesting at Singhu border. Love attracts love.Punjab stood with Kerala in many difficult times #FarmersProtest#Kerala#Punjab@PunYaab@papalpreetsingh@amaanbali@advojs@singhlawyers@pbhushan1@batth22@RaviSinghKApic.twitter.com/PQprThAYQE
— Amarbir Singh (@DrAmarbirSingh) December 25, 2020