Sonam Wangchuk,who inspired Phunsuk Wangdu character in 3 Idiots urges Indians to boycott “Made in China”

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Srinagar: Innovator Sonam Wangchuk, who inspired the character ‘’ in the blockbuster ‘3 Idiots’ has urged Indian people to boycott “Made in China” in response to Chinese aggression at the border in Ladakh.

“Give up all Chinese software in a week, all Chinese hardware in a year,” he was quoted as saying in Hindustan Times. Wangchuk said he was giving up his Chinese-made phone within a week. Here’s why.

“On one hand, our soldiers are fighting them and on the other hand, we buy Chinese hardware and use software like the TikTok app, we give them business worth crores so they can arm their soldiers to fight against us,” he said in Hindustan Times.

Wangchuk’s video, set in Ladakh with the Himalayas and river Sindhu in the backdrop, is being shared on social media. “What is your responsibility as a citizen, in this India-China border tension,” asks the 53-year-old inventor, talking about fighter jets flying overhead not far from where he sat.

“I am getting rid of my phone, which is made in China, within one week and in one year, anything that is made in China, I will throw out of my life,” he shared, urging each citizen to spread the message to 100 others.

“Tension is rising… thousands of soldiers are being deployed. Normally, when there is border tension, we sleep at night thinking soldiers will respond to it. But today I want to say, there should be a citizen response too. Citizens like you in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru…”

“If 130 crore people of our country boycott Made in China goods and start a movement, it will have a worldwide effect. It will also help our own industry, our own workers,” said the Magsaysay Award winner. 

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