Keep away from fake Babas, says Yoga Guru Ramdev

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Sep 2017 10:16:53


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Swadeshi brand Patanjali has scripted an impressive success story with Rs 10,000 cr turnover

Cautioning devotees to stay away from the “Fake Babas” in the country, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev said, “It is for the people to decide whom to trust by looking at someone’s appearance and behaviour. Those who are spreading superstition, wearing gold, silver and diamond cannot be a real Guru.”

Baba Ramdev was interacting with mediapersons at the residence of Yashpal Arya at Mahal on Tuesday morning. Replying on police action against Ram- Rahim, Asharam and other Babas in the country, the Yoga Guru Ramdev said, “Anyone claiming himself to be a Baba or spiritual Guru, but in reality is cheating and playing with the emotions of the people, cannot be a real saint. People of our nation should not get deceived by their appearance, and we should know their intentions whether they are fake or a true saint. In our Indian Culture, we worship character and not the image. A true saint should be simple, cultured, motivator, good human being and use the money received from devotees in charity works. If we believe in Karma, then no fake Baba can influence anyone,” he added. He refuted to answer on allegation levelled by former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh over Baba.

Baba Ramdev said, Patanjali has scripted a great success story in last several years. The Swadeshi products manufactured under brand name “Patanjali” are now a big brand as compared to similar FMCG good from Multinational Brands. The Company has an impressive turnover of around Rs 10,000 crore during last Financial Year. We believe in providing good quality products, vision and good track record. Replying to a question, he said, the Hindustan Unilever Company is a Multinational Company even though it has Hindustan in its name. Indian Tobacco Company (ITC) is also a semi-Multinational Company.

I am not a Sarkari Baba

Replying to a question regarding achievement and popularity of his brand in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s regime, Baba Ramdev said, the company has started working during regime of previous Government but Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Government supported the cause of Swadeshi and Ayurved and never opposed the growth of the company. He asserted, “I am not a Sarkari (Government) Baba, I am “Asarkari” (efficient) Baba.” He rejected the allegation that the prices of the Patanjali products substantially increased in last some months. On the contrary, prices of our products are much less as compare to other company’s products, he claimed.

Rejecting the allegation of not giving much attention towards Yoga training, Baba Ramdev said, several organisations working under Patanjali are giving Yoga training to the lakhs of citizens. On the lines of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), we have appointed Pracharak in 600 Districts in the country. We are dedicated to develop good human being, the Yoga Guru claimed.

Reacting on Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s statement, Yoga Guru said, “Rightist, leftist, capitalist, opportunist, socialist - these are different names given by some clever people. I believe that people, who have viewpoint, vision, there is a lot of work in this universe. And the one who is visionless and workless, I have nothing to say to them.”