Saturday, November 12, 2011

Taj Mahal To Turn Blue On November 13th

The ASI has cleared a proposal to illuminate the Taj Mahal in blue on November 13, the eve of the World Diabetes Day. While a red ribbon is symbolic of HIV, a blue circle is the universal symbol of diabetes.
The ASI has also allowed two other world heritage sites - Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri - to be draped in blue. Indudhar Dwivedi, superintendent archeologist (sic) of ASI, Agra, said, "This is the first time the ASI has shown such a gesture to light up these three world heritage sites. We wanted to support the drive to raise awareness against diabetes that affects so many of us."
Dr. Anoop Misra: "Taj Mahal draped in blue will spread awareness about diabetes. The world's most recognized monument to be lit in blue will send a global message. It will help multiply preventive efforts several times."
There is no shortage of idiots in the world. Padhe likhe jaahil.

Instead of spending time and effort on such idiotic gimmicks, wouldn’t it make more sense to set up camps or something where people could be tested and given information, suggestions on medicines and / or food charts? How about THAT for awareness?

Before I read this news article, I wasn’t aware that a blue circle was the universal symbol of diabetes (there are a lot of things I don’t know about). I am pretty sure there will be shit loads of people in Agra who will look at the blue Taj and think “hmm, another light show”.

That can NOT be termed as increasing awareness!

Dikhaawon pe mat jaao… apni akal ladaao.

Just for the record – it’s spelt Archaeological and NOT Archeological !!! Doob maro!

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Surya Murali said...

It is a tomb... for Heaven's sake... How much more blue can it get? ;) :P

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