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Punjab guv cites ‘sanjeevani’, ‘Ram setu’ to claim tech advances in ancient India

May 12, 2018 05:41 AM

courstey  HT MAY 12

Saurabh Chauhan ■
Punjab guv cites ‘sanjeevani’, ‘Ram setu’ to claim tech advances in ancient India
CHANDIGARH: Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore on Friday became the latest political figure to expound on the technological advances that India purportedly enjoyed in the days of the Mahabharata and Ramayana.

“Advanced weapons were used in the Mahabharata. And we all know how Hanuman brought the ‘sanjeevani booti’ (a herbal drug) to cure Lakshmana,” he said on the occasion of National Technology Day at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research in Mohali.

The senior BJP leader, who had assumed the governor’s role in mid-2016, did not stop here. “The setu (bridge) built by Rama is also an example of technology,” he pointed out.

Badnore then went on to say that the National Technology Day is observed in the memory of Shakti, the nuclear test conducted at Pokhran on May 11, 1998.

Recently, Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb had insisted on the existence of the world wide web during the Mahabharata war.

“The Internet was invented in India ages ago. If the Internet wasn’t there, how could Sanjay see the war happen live in Kurukshetra and then describe it to Dhritarashtra?” he said

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