Saturday, October 31, 2020
Home Politics Wearing khadi twice a week is mandatory: Bihar Government to its employees

Wearing khadi twice a week is mandatory: Bihar Government to its employees

Image credits: Indian Express

In a series of developments that are allegedly believed to have stemmed from the Nitish Kumar-Narendra Modi turf war, Bihar Government has passed an order mandating employees to wear khadi clothes two days a week. What apparel should be worn hasn’t been specified as of now.

According to a national daily, Chief Secretary Anjan Kumar Singh has written to head of departments and universities directing the same.

In a statement given to PTI, Food and Civil supplies minister, Shyam Rajak said that encouraging greater use of the hand-spun fabric in the state was aimed at promoting high ideals as khadi was the symbol of the country’s independence.

Speaking further in favour of the decision, he said that greater use of khadi would promote production and would boost employment among youths.

In response to whether this was an effort to divert attention from the Yoga publicity by BJP, he said, “Two streams of ideology was flowing in the country today — one is of Gandhiji and the other of Nathuram Godse. While we aim to promote high ideals of Mahatama Gandhi, the BJP is for encouraging the beliefs of Godse, the killer of the Father of the Nation.”

He added, “It has nothing to do with Yoga Day…It is just a way to follow the Gandhian way of life. Why should anyone have a problem?”

Energy Minister, Bijendra Yadav said, “Yoga is purely a personal affair and it should not be celebrated outside… it is like keeping your faith in religion, sacred texts and other things. So the Bihar Government has nothing to do with Yoga day.”

According to a report in The Hindu, political analyst N.K. Chaudhury says that this is more likely a political move than a promotional step for khadi. He asks, “Why else has such a directive been issued now, coinciding with the BJP’s Yoga Day programme?”

Reportedly, no employees’ union has objected to the directive.

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,778FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Hospital Floors Being Main Place of Bacteria Accumulation

The floors of hospital rooms are quickly and frequently contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria within hours of patient admission, creating a route of transfer of...

Indian Travelers to Focus More on Value For Money

The global pandemic put an immediate halt on travel, and while restrictions have started to ease in many parts of the world, the financial...

Peaceful Places for Remote Working During Pandemic

As remote working becomes an increasingly viable option for more people, with location independence becoming the new norm, these seven phenomenal locations fuel fantasies...

Ashtottaram‌ ‌22‌: OṀ ṚISHIBHŨMYAI NAMAH

Ashtottaram 22 22) OṀ ṚISHIBHŨMYAI NAMAH:                       OṀ (AUM)-ṚI-SHI- BHOO-MYAI--NA-MA-HA                                                 ॐ ऋषिभूम्यै नमः       (Ṛishi: A person of wisdom) Rishi is a word used in many Hindu scriptures. A simple translation of...

Menstrual Dysfunction Prevalent in Young Athletes

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that menstrual dysfunction is more prevalent in young athletes than among non-athletes of a similar age. The study,...

Spinning Keeps You Energized and Your Mind Focused

One of the most popular cardio work-outs in North America, Latin America, Europe, and other parts of Asia, and a current global phenomenon, rhythm-based...

Change in Indian Healthcare Industry is Need of the Hour

With all the chaos created due to the pandemic, a change in the Indian healthcare industry is the need of the hour, feels Anita...

Food Habits to Follow if You Have Arthritis

Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects joint and bone pain. It could be a problem or a matter of concern, If not taken...

Recent Comments