Objection by Indian NGO - Czech manufacturer stops sale of Mahatma beer

Daijiworld Media Network - Thiruvananthapuram (MS)

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24: Pivovar Chric, a firm that produces beer in the Czech Republic, has taken a decision to stop the sale of a beer which carries the picture of Mahatma Gandhi on its bottle after a Kerala-based NGO raised concern over the matter.

Mahatma India Pale Ale brand of beer was sold by Pivovar Chric firm, which had the picture of Mahatma Gandhi with the Indian tricolour in the background.

Mahatma Gandhi National Foundation, a Kerala-based NGO wrote both the governments of India as well as that of Czech Republic and India urging to withdraw the sale of this beer as it depicts the father of the nation of India in a bad sense.

Minal Dostal, the commercial economic counsellor of the Embassy of Czech Republic in India has communicated to Eby J Jose, chairman of Mahatma Gandhi Foundation, through an email that the said company has informed that they will stop using the picture of Mahatma Gandhi on the beer can from August 31.

In a similar case that occurred recently, an Israeli firm that was using the photo of Mahatma Gandhi on its beer bottles also apologized as a concern was raised by Mahatma Gandhi National foundation on the issue.


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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 24 2019

    No problem .. now new alkihole and new bear is coming.... calling pathangali ayurvedic beer.... and pathangali ayurvedic alcohile....

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Sat, Aug 24 2019

    With due resepct, I appreciate Mahatma Gandhi National Foundation for raising this concern for the respective Embassies of the country.
    The Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi contribution to India can't be forgotten.

    I would like to request the NGO to include 'Father of the nation' to the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 is an Act of the Parliament of India which prohibits the desecration of or insult to the country's national symbols, including the National Flag, the constitution, the National Anthem and map of India including contempt of Indian constitution.

    Jai Hind

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sat, Aug 24 2019

    First time since Hindustan's Independence....,

    Jokers are happy..., lagtha hai..., shaayad...., Moghambo khush hua...!!!

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  • Naasthika, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 24 2019

    ಮಹಾತ್ಮಾ ಗಾಂಧಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿದ ಈ ನಾಡಲ್ಲೇ ಅವರ ಸಿದ್ಧಾಂತಗಳಿಗೆ ಬೆಲೆಯಿಲ್ಲವಾಗಿದೆ, ಇನ್ನು ಪರದೇಶದವರನ್ನು ದೂರಿ ಏನು ಪ್ರಯೋಜನ? ಗಾಂಧೀಜಿ ಹೆಸರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಮಾಡುವ ಪಕ್ಷಗಳು, ನಾಯಕರು ಎಂದಾದರೂ ಅವರು ಹೇಳಿದ ದಾರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ್ದಿದ್ದಾರೆಯೇ?.

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  • Nitin, Koteshwara

    Sat, Aug 24 2019

    Some people still exists worldwide to degrade and malign image of famous personalites of india and even of our various gods and godesses by including same in there product. This is because they are not much away of world history and its importance. This people belonged to same cult who worship satan and build temples for it.

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