Anupam Kher Suggests People Use 'Namaste' Instead Of 'Handshake' Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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In his video Anupam Kher says, '...I feel the best way to greet each other is not shake hands, but to go back to the traditional Indian way of greeting..."

Written By Chetna Kapoor | Mumbai | Updated On:
Anupam Kher

Amid the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak in almost 60 countries in the world, actor Anupam Kher has a suggestion to prevent any kind of infection. In a video shared by him on Twitter, Kher urges his fans to use the Indian way of greeting people — with a 'Namaste'.

Kher insists that using 'Namaste' is better than a 'Handshake' as it is hygienic and friendly. Many users agreed with Kher's idea and thanked him for the insight. One user said, "I am in Nigeria and who ever I am meeting these days have started saying Namaste instead shaking hands. Good way of being safe as well as keeping our culture of Namaste alive" [sic]

In his video Kher says, '...I feel the best way to greet each other is not shake hands, but to go back to the traditional Indian way of greeting to say namaste. Just put your hands together so you don't get infected and don't have any fear of infection...'

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(With PTI inputs)



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