In their famous ultra-efficient execution, some of India's iconic tiffin carriers, the dabbawalas, searched through the jewellery shops of Mumbai on Friday, for a memorable gift fit to send Prince Harry's newborn baby, Archie Windsor.
Dressed in their trademark white outfits and Gandhi caps, members of the famed lunchbox delivery system were seen visiting many famous jewellers throughout the city... Еще before deciding on gifts including a special necklace featuring an idol of the Hindu god Hanuman.
Subhash Talekar, a Mumbai Dabbawala Association spokesperson, explained that the group had chosen this necklace because «'Hanuman is a symbol of strength, intellect, astuteness and power and we hope that all these qualities are imbibed by the child.»
«The dabbawalas from Mumbai are happy because Prince Harry's father Prince Charles is a friend of the dabbawalas and our friend has become a grandfather so we are as happy as he is,» added Talekar.
This emotional connection between the dabbawalas and the British royal family dates back to 2003 when Prince Charles paid them a visit and even invited them on an all-expenses paid week-long trip to attend his wedding with Camilla Parker-Bowles, in 2005 in London.
The dabbawalas work to deliver hot lunches, packed in tiered boxes called tiffins, to workers throughout India's cities, particularly in Mumbai.