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'Namaste Is The New Hello': Prince Charles Goes 'Desi' To Greet People

Darpan News Desk, 12 Mar, 2020 07:30 PM

    With the number of coronavirus cases rising in the UK, Prince Charles seems to have shifted to an Indian way of greeting people while ditching physical contact.

     

    A video of the 71-year-old greeting people with an Indian-style “namaste” has gone viral on social media, creating a flutter among Indian netizens.

     

    “Namaste. See we Indians told to do this to the world many many years ago. Now just a class on ‘how to do namaste properly’,” tweeted Indian Forest Service officer Parveen Kaswan while sharing the video of Charles at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.

     
     
     
     

    He is not the first one to advocate the advantages of namaste as a greeting. French President Emmanuel Macron recently greeted Spain royals with folded hands, ditching the peck on the cheeks that is customary in France. According to the Ambassador of France to India, Mr Macron has decided to now greet everyone with this "graceful gesture".

     
     

    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also advised citizens to opt for namaste earlier this month. "Just avoid shaking hands as I do. You can try to implement the Indian system of Namaste or say another word like shalom, but find a way, any way of not shaking hands," Mr Netanyahu said.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Namashkaar ... hamari sabhyata mein namaste aur salaam hai! Jab #coronavirus Khatam ho jaye tab Haath milao aur gale lago.... @beingstrongindia

    A post shared by Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) on Mar 4, 2020 at 9:12pm PST

     
     

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