A big grand show of the rich, by the rich and for the richThe Mahashivarathri is a simple festival in March. Hundreds of thousands visit the numerous Shiva temples and pray to God. This is exactly what it should be.
Today, on the outskirts of the beautiful Coimbatore city, we have none other than the President of India, visiting a huge place called Isha Yoga center. The entire place is under the control of a very controversial yoga Guru called Jakki Vasudev.
This great Guru has virtually encroached on lands where elephants reside. The locals are unable to do anything. In fact, he dabbles in politics too and is said to have brokered the BJP alliance with the most corrupted AIADMK.
Be that as it may, is it right for the President to attend a function like this? There will be dancing and some prayer. The rich and the very rich will mark their attendance. The so-called Guru himself dances and there is entertainment galore. Why is this nonsense allowed to take place?
In the name of security, the city will be under siege. Hundreds of thousands of rupees will be gone. At least one State Minister with hundreds of chamchas in tow will be there. In a country, where millions even today survive with incomes as low as Rs.6000/- per month, why should we encourage such grand gala events, where only the rich gather?
What do members have to say on this?