While the entire nation is gravely finding ways to overcome the cash crisis due to demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes implemented by the central government, ace spinner of the Indian cricket team Harbhajan Singh has come out with an out-of-the-box solution to tackle the situation.
The turbanator, in his recent tweet, posted an image of a bride and groom sitting with a debit/ credit card swapping machines (popularly known as a PoS terminal) to collect ‘shagun’ as a means to avoid getting flooded with old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes from relatives in their marriage. Explaining his intention, he wrote, “Best gift to give nowadays to couples to collect Shagun. What say guys??”
Best gift to give nowadays to couples to collect Shagun ????????what say guys ?? pic.twitter.com/NltseDfPTh
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 23, 2016
While every politicians, celebrities and sport stars are sharing their opinions (positive or negative) on the recently imposed demonetisation, Bhajji’s has went ahead and humourously indicated his support towards the note ban. However, this hilarious idea, if implemented, will surely be a must watch scene in weddings with brides and grooms accepting greetings from guests with a card swiping machine in their hands.
Indeed demonetisation drive has disrupted the wedding season dramatically, both for families as well as the traders. People are facing inconvenience in managing the wedding expenses with no cash in hands. Though, the government has relaxed the withdrawal limit to Rs 2.5 lakhs in case of marriage in a family, but the amount is too less and terms and conditions are impractical. The move might be a crusader in curbing corruption in the long run, but as of now it has surely become a big roadblock in the wedding plans of middle-class and poor families.