Prime Minister Narendra Modi, throughout an tackle to the nation on Saturday, stated that the world is shifting to the Namaste and if any of us have forgotten to make use of the Namaste, now could be the time to recollect it. Together with PM Modi, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra additionally took to Instagram and advocated using Namaste to greet individuals given the coronavirus pandemic.
These world leaders most popular the Namaste as a type of greeting as in comparison with the handshake.
US President Donald Trump and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar greeted one another with the ‘namaste’ after they met on the White Home just lately.
A video of Prince Charles went viral on Twitter the place he may be seen retracting his hand from a handshake to a folded ‘namaste’ on the current Prince’s Belief Awards on the London Palladium.
The President of France additionally selected to face along with his arms folded with a slight bow when he welcomed King Felipe of Spain to the Elysee Palace.
The Prime Minister of Israel has urged all Israelis to resort to the Indian ‘namaste’ moderately than a handshake to save lots of themselves from the coronavirus an infection.
Well being advantages of the Namaste amid the coronavirus pandemic
The Namaste is probably the most hygienic greeting on this planet. There isn’t a bodily contact between two individuals and so the possibilities of passing infections are minimal. The virus is unfold via the respiratory droplets which may infect one other particular person should you shake arms. Kissing on the cheeks and hugging are a well-liked type of greeting in lots of nations. Individuals have been suggested to not use types of greeting that contain any shut contact with individuals to comprise the unfold of the illness.