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

by Vishnuprasad on March 11, 2015 at 9:26 PM
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 No Handshake, Just Namaste to Avoid Swine Flu, Says Minister

All you need to beat the H1N1 virus is to be Indian ó don't shake hands, greet others with folded hands, says Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij.

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 ó in the State Assembly on Monday. And look who endorsed the statement by raising his hand in support ó 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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