A- A A+
Last Updated : Nov 24 2020 12:37PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
PM Modi holds meeting with CMs of States, UTs to review coronavirus situation            Deep Depression over South West Bay of Bengal intensifies into cyclonic storm ‘Nivar’            Foreign Secretary briefs ambassadors of various countries on Pakistani terrorists' plot to carry out attack in J&K            Covid-19 recovery rate in country improves to 93.76%            All educational institutions closed in Himachal Pradesh till 31st Dec           

Mar 13, 2020

Coronavirus: 'Namaste' emerges as most preferred form of pleasantries

With the declaration of coronavirus pandemic, Namaste, an Indian way of greeting, instead of the normal handshake, has emerged as the most preferred form of pleasantries to reduce physical contact with others.

Prince Charles on Wednesday spotted greeting people with a namaste at the London Palladium. The video of Prince of Wales bringing out his hand for a shake and then suddenly switching to namaste has gone viral. With the number of coronavirus positive case reaching an alarming number of 460 in the UK, people, including the Royal Family are taking these measures.

Mindful of the coronavirus outbreak, French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday welcomed King Felipe of Spain and his wife in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace in Paris by pressing his palms together and bowing slightly.

Earlier on 4th March in a Press Conference, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked his countrymen to adopt namaste and ditch the handshake. He even demonstrated how to do a namaste.

Last Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people not to panic and said the world is shifting towards greeting someone from handshakes to namaste. He said if by any means people have forgotten to use namaste, then it is the right time to do so.

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 24 (Nov) Midday News 23 (Nov) Evening News 23 (Nov) Hourly 24 (Nov) (1200hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 24 (Nov) दोपहर समाचार 23 (Nov) समाचार संध्या 23 (Nov) प्रति घंटा समाचार 24 (Nov) (1210hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 24 (Nov) Khabrein(Day) 23 (Nov) Khabrein(Eve) 23 (Nov)
Aaj Savere 24 (Nov) Parikrama 23 (Nov)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 23 (Nov) Samayki 9 (Aug) Sports Scan 23 (Nov) Spotlight/News Analysis 23 (Nov) Employment News 23 (Nov) World News 23 (Nov) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 23 (Nov) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 21 (Nov) North East Diary 19 (Nov)