I have good and great news to announce here. This is that no other than Tea is going to be declared as India’s national drink. It is also worthy to celebrate the life of a pioneering tea-planter who had hanged by the British colonial rulers for taking part in the rebellion of 1857.
The above decision was made by the Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia while on his trip to Assam, the tea-producing northeastern state that borders on Bhutan and Bangladesh.
With this, the drink would be accorded the national drink status of India by Apr 17 , 2013 so as to coincide with the 212thbirth anniversary of first Assamese tea planter and Sepoy Mutiny leader Maniram Dewan.
Ahluwalia also described that tea should be celebrated. As half of its industry labour comprises of women and is the largest employer in the organized sector.
As such, we can safely say that tea has made a greater contribution not only to India per se, but the whole world. Don’t forget its long historical and medical benefits it has offered to human beings. Hence, we should be grateful to it by observing this drinking art and culture in our societies.
So, please spread this piece of good news to other tea lovers so that they also have good reason to celebrate this festival.
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