We all are aware that International Yoga Day was a grand event but the money the government spent on messages to make people aware of that can buy two square meals for 3 million people for a day.
This revelation emerged from a Right to Information (RTI) query filed by Parag Patel of Ahmedabad. Out of three queries asked in the RTI application, the government answered only two. The question on the number of SMS-es sent remained unanswered.
“Personally, I support Yoga for fitness. But when our PM was promoting Yoga, why did the ministry have to spend so much, that too after already publicizing it on all mediums of public connect.”
“Rates for sending bulk promotional SMS varies from 8 paise to 15 paise per message. If number of messages is more than 5 lakh the rate would be 8 paise.”
The priorities of government spending. Nice! I really want to hear how this will be justified/defended. https://t.co/FnUoDibajV— Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) August 5, 2015