**Puri:** Hundreds of street peddlars get attracted towards the mammoth car festival of Puri where devotees throng to the pilgrim city and they are able to do brisk business.
Prince Singh, a 18-year-old boy from Jharkhand came to the town with a group of around 50-60 other peddlars to sell the intricate payals, bead necklaces to make a living.
“We have come in a group and are here for the last three days. Though the sale is not overwhelming, still it is catching up slowly with the huge crowd. This is my second stint. We come to this place every year during this time for our business,” said Prince.
Another boy, 15-year-old Shyamsunder from Patna was busy selling rubber bands and hair clips.
“I have put up here since the commencement of Rath Yatra. The ever-increasing crowd is good for our business and I am really happy with the sales,” said the young seller.
He was planning to move to Baba Dham after Rath Yatra finishes, as there will be a huge fair in the month of ‘Saawan’ which will again fetch him good returns.
On asking about his vagabond life, he was quite normal regarding his work culture.
“We always move around for greener pastures, and I enjoy doing this,” he replied.