Madhya Pradesh minister Usha Thakur replied to a question on not sporting a masks amid an increase in COVID-19 circumstances by claiming her immunity was robust as she had been training ‘agnihotra‘, or ‘therapeutic fireplace’, a ritual carried out to purify the air and environment, for the previous 30 years.
Talking to reporters in Khandwa on Monday, Ms Thakur, the state’s tradition minister, additionally stated a gamchha (cotton towel) doubled up as a masks for her.
“My day by day routine for the final 30 years embrace performing agnihotra on daily basis at dawn and sundown, which will increase my immunity in order that viral assaults do not create issues for me,” she stated.
On being requested that she appeared unwell when she visited Khandwa final, Ms Thakur stated she was down with chilly on the time and was not affected by any viral assault. Her statements had been extensively shared on social media on Tuesday.
In Could final yr, she had grabbed headlines amid the pandemic by asking folks to carry out ‘havan‘ (fire-based rituals) to purify the atmosphere, claiming that such an act to get rid of outbreaks was a convention for the reason that historical instances.
In April, a video confirmed her performing ‘puja‘ in entrance of the statue of Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar at Indore Airport to keep off COVID-19.
In March final yr, she had stated that adoption of a “Vedic way of life” would shield towards coronavirus and conducting a ‘havan‘ with cow dung desserts would preserve a home sanitized for 12 hours.
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