Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a video with peacocks at his official residence, yesterday, 23rd August. In the 1.47- minute video, he was seen strolling around in the garden and feeding a peacock.
The video was posted on all his social media accounts along with a poem dedicated to the national bird of India.
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भोर भयो, बिन शोर, मन मोर, भयो विभोर, रग-रग है रंगा, नीला भूरा श्याम सुहाना, मनमोहक, मोर निराला। रंग है, पर राग नहीं, विराग का विश्वास यही, न चाह, न वाह, न आह, गूँजे घर-घर आज भी गान, जिये तो मुरली के साथ जाये तो मुरलीधर के ताज। जीवात्मा ही शिवात्मा, अंतर्मन की अनंत धारा मन मंदिर में उजियारा सारा, बिन वाद-विवाद, संवाद बिन सुर-स्वर, संदेश मोर चहकता मौन महकता।
While some people applauded the PM for his beautiful poetry and the video with peacocks...
Wonderful... makes your Sunday special. 🙏🏽 https://t.co/5UHuRrKD1A— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 23, 2020
... others outrightly criticised him for ignoring hundreds of other problems our nation is facing right now.
Modi openly mocks India's law!— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) August 23, 2020
Peacock is the national bird of India and is also a Schedule I species in the Wildlife (Protection) Act and keeping it as pets is illegal. https://t.co/mNkU8XRqUk
An FIR must be lodged against PM Modi for holding captive a Peacock which is national bird of India & comes under Schedule 1 section 2A of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. pic.twitter.com/G5LdB0urtP— Nadeem Sharief (@INadeemSharief) August 23, 2020
Isn't it illegal and a Crime in India to have a custody of Peacock??— Akshay Khomane (@akshaykhomane) August 23, 2020
No wonder the Law & Order is at the worst in India now. When PM himself doesn't follow the law what we can expect from the common citizen 🤷🤷https://t.co/lBueGpRJmP
👉India Crosses 3 Million Coronavirus Cases— RAJDEEP DEB “YUVA CONGRESS” (@IMYUVACONGRESS) August 23, 2020
👉Indian migrants died due to unplanned lockdown
👉Indian youth committing suicide due to jobless
👉Million Indians affected by flood
And our Prime Minister is busy with photo shoot #RIPLeadership #RIPResponsibility https://t.co/LEEIbeo8iL
In the midst of an out-of-control #Coronavirus epidemic, 3 million+ cases, ~70k new cases and ~1000 deaths each day why would the Prime Minister of #India put out a video of his walking about his gardens with a #peacock strutting around him?https://t.co/osF3Dqz8cg— JayEnAar (@GorwayGlobal) August 23, 2020
Wish he could have fed migrant labourers like this, but I guess they don't make the cut for snazzy media shots. Oh well, say cheese? https://t.co/ddE88ij2im— not again (@boyhoodclub) August 23, 2020
According to reports, PM Modi has placed Chabootras at his residence, where birds can make their nests and come to feed.
What are your thoughts about the video?