Warning Sign Board at the Mall, Manali Needs Revision

rp_ManaliSignBoard2.pngManali Nagar Parishad (Municipal Council) has installed a warning signboard in front of the HPTDC Kunzum Hotel at the Mall. This bilingual board has something funny that invited our attention while walking on the overcrowded Mall. The board reads “shehar me bhikh magna mana hai” in Hindi, which means, “begging is prohibited in the town”. However, the warning in Hindi is followed by its incorrect English translation “DO NOT SPIT.” Spitting and begging cannot be used interchangeably. When the town administration is so careless about what it want to say, how it can expect responsible behavior from visitors.

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