Ever since Anna Hazare revealed that the practice of brahmacharya (celibacy) gave him strong will power, many youths want to try this technique.
A member of parliament, during a discussion on Lokpal Bill in the Lok Sabha, had reportedly suggested doctors to conduct a research to know how the 74-year-old Gandhian managed without food for 12 days.
The comment had attracted Hazare’s attention.
The social activist had said that it was brahmacharya that made him so resilient.
Now, brahmacharya seems to be a fad among youngsters.
Dinesh Kumar, an Anna supporter, was seen outside Medanta Medicity with a placard stating that “I am Anna Hazare’s son and I will follow brahmacharya throughout
“Annaji could undertake great, selfless work of nation building because of his brahmacharya,” the 22-year-old youth said.
“When one has a family, he is compelled to take care of it. But when one is single, he can devote his time towards society’s
betterment,” he added.
Pawan Singh, another supporter from Sonepat in Haryana, said, “Annaji encouraged everybody to lead a simple life. Endless greed and immoral lifestyle lead to corruption.”
“For me, brahmacharya means more than abstinence from sex. Brahmacharya also means leading a disciplined and simple life. And I would make sure that I lead a very simple life,” Singh said.
Even doctors attending to Hazare have hailed the power of brahmacharya.
Dr Naresh Trehan, chairman and managing director of Medanta, also spoke about brahmacharya in his briefing to the media on Hazare’s health on Sunday and Monday.
“Annaji has been talking about brahmacharya. I feel it is because of this he got the power to fast for 12 days,” said another follower.