The festival of colors is here and people from around the country are having a blast. Apart from Indians, this year a lot of people from other countries were seen enjoying this beautiful day splashing colors. This festival brings a lot of happiness and positivity and an exciting vibe with it.
Besides splashing colors and water on each other Holi also marks the occasion of having numerous dishes and drinks that are specifically consumed during this exciting festival.
A lot of funny videos and photos go viral every year grabbing the attention of millions. And similarly, a recent incident grabbed the attention of the Delhi Police. And they didn’t waste a second in issuing advisories and raising awareness on social media on their own.
On Tuesday, the popular food aggregator Zomato took to Twitter and tweeted that a consumer from Gurugram has been enquiring about the availability of bhang.
Bhang is an intoxicating substance that comes from the cannabis plant.
It is a preparation made from the leaves and buds of the cannabis plant. It is traditionally consumed during the occasion of Holi. Moreover, in some parts of India, Bhang is considered to be an essential part of Holi celebrations. People consume bhang as it is believed to enhance the joy and excitement associated with the festival of colors.
It can be consumed in several forms, such as bhang lassi (a drink made with curd/yogurt and bhang), bhang thandai (a cold drink made with milk, nuts, and bhang), or bhang pakoras.
However, bhang is not that easily available in the market.
In a tweet, Zomato shared, that a consumer named Shubham had been repeatedly enquiring if they deliver “bhaang ki goli”
The tweet from Zomato read,
“Someone please tell Shubham from Gurgaon we don’t deliver bhaang ki goli. He has asked us 14 times”
someone please tell shubham from gurgaon we don't deliver bhaang ki goli. he has asked us 14 times 😭
— zomato (@zomato) March 7, 2023
This got a lot of reactions from Twitter users, but one response that went viral with the speed of light was that of the Delhi Police.
The Delhi Police came up with a quirky and perfect reply to raise awareness
In reply to Zomato’s tweet, the department indirectly advised a person who has consumed bhaang not to drive under its effect. The Delhi Police wrote,
“If anyone meets Shubham…. tell him not to drive if he consumes Bhaang”
If anyone meets Shubham…. tell him not to drive if he consumes Bhaang. https://t.co/r94hxt5jeL
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) March 7, 2023
The tweet from Delhi Police was flooded with netizen’s reactions, have a look
Hello Shubham Bhai
Holi peeye Bina Bhaang Khelne me maza nahi hai
— Congress Fighter ✋ 🇮🇳 (@CongressIn24) March 7, 2023
Shubham sunega sabki… per bhaang mil gai to karega apne man ki… 🤦🏻♂️
— Vijay । विजय | ਵਿਜੇ | وجے (@VSRtweets) March 7, 2023
But Bhaang cannot be detected by any alcohol sensor 😇
— Shandilya Brahmin (@CyclingAddicted) March 7, 2023
Hello @zomato, I live in Delhi not Gurugram. It has been a ritual to consume Bhaang on Holi every year, more so because my birthday falls on Holi.
Please try to understand my situation 🤪
— Subham Tiwari (@Subhampramil_) March 7, 2023
Don't worry, we'll make sure to leaf him a note. 🌿🚫🚗 #BhaangBan
— samrit dutta (@samritdutta) March 7, 2023
Meanwhile, keeping in mind the occasion of Holi, the Delhi police department also revealed that they have made necessary arrangements to check driving under the influence of liquor and other traffic rule violations.
More than 800 traffic police personnel, 150 company security personnel other than police, and 9,000 local police have been deployed in the city. As many as 1,300 motorcycle patrolling teams are deployed across the national capital. The Delhi Police further added 759 traffic officers have been deployed at 283 strategic locations.