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No Handshake, Just Namaste to Avoid Swine Flu, Says Minister

by Vishnuprasad on  March 11, 2015 at 9:26 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
All you need to beat the H1N1 virus is to be Indian — don't shake hands, greet others with folded hands, says Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij.
 No Handshake, Just Namaste to Avoid Swine Flu, Says Minister
No Handshake, Just Namaste to Avoid Swine Flu, Says Minister
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The minister has a solution for non-Hindus too: "The person folding hands might not say namaste if they feel it is a Hindu greeting. Instead, one can fold hands and say Wahe Guru or Salaam."

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Now before you dismiss this as just another joke, look where Vij said this — in the State Assembly on Monday. And look who endorsed the statement by raising his hand in support — Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

"Leave English culture, adopt Indianness, instead of shaking hands, greet each other with folded hands," said Anil Vij.



Source: Medindia
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