Parody Event Asking Indians to ‘Bang Thaali’ and Yell ‘Grow GDP Grow’ Has Over Twenty Thousand Sign Ups
In the last of February a video of Union Minister Ramdas Athawale chanting ‘Go corona go‘ along with Chinese counsel went viral on the Internet.
The slogan to tell the corona to leave the country as soon as possible became very popular. But ironically virus is still here and not leaving the country.
Awesome movements like lightening the candle events, banging utensils and many more have enjoyed by millions of Indians. Apart from that numerous social media groups were also offering some ‘scientific effects’ of the events. They sent it with accurate details and sarcasm.
“Number 9 has very scientific implications. On 9/9 at 9 p.m. for 9 minutes all the 9 planets would be aligned and their energies will combine and help in growing the GDP at nine times the current rate. (-23*9 = 457%) and our economy will become a 9 trillion economy. This only happens once in every 9 millenniums,” wrote one user in the discussion of the event.
While the idea for the ‘country-wide event’ is a parody at best. We are pondering how many Indians may truly perform the act even as a joke.
Last week a new data released with the collapse of 23.9 % of GDP in the second quarter.
The GDP contraction in the April-June period of FY21 was the largest fall on record since India started reporting quarterly data in 1996.