An Indian Student Touched His American Dean’s Feet And Left Him & The World Happily Surprised
Indians will be Indians…. 😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/YVR94DzW2l
— Usman (@Trollacharya) May 19, 2017
Our editor responds:
During my travels around the world, I have been greeted with a Namaste more times than I care to recollect. Many global airlines (e.g Lufthansa – ‘more Indian than you think) have also used this as a marketing gimmick.
The guy in that viral video, Gaurav Jhaveri, must have been genuinely overwhelmed to be receiving his diploma, and probably did so subconsciously, without thinking.
Matha, Pitha, Guru, Deivam is a Sanskrit phrase. The Hindus believe that this is the order in which reverence should be offered.
As for touching an elder’s feet, I am pleasantly surprised. I thought the practice was slowly dying away India. Glad to see at least a few youngsters continue this tradition.
“Science Behind Touching Feet In India” – hindulegends.com
Also in the media:
- Indian student touching US Dean’s feet at 2017 IIT Chicago Commencement Ceremony leaves him shocked, Twitterati in splits (Watch Video)
- Indian Student Touches American Dean’s Feet, Twitter Cracks Up – NDTV
- This video of an Indian student touching a dean’s feet went viral: Here’s how Twitter reacted – India Today