Rooting to go cashless, Yogi Adityanath invokes Krishna, Sudama story for inspiration

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath referred to the Krishna-Sudama story while urging people to go cashless.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today urged people in the state to opt for cashless transactions.

While doing so, Yogi Adityanath turned to mythology and asked people to take inspiration from Krishna and Sudama on cashless system.

Yogi Adityanath said cashless transactions were prevalent since the time of Krishna and Sudama. The Uttar Pradesh chief minister said that Krishna through "cashless" means had helped Sudama own a palace and access other facilities.

THE KRISHNA-SUDAMA STORY

Sudama was the childhood friend of Krishna.

Legend has it that Sudama's wife reminds him of his friendship with Krishna and asks her husband to seek his friend's help.

Sudama, a poor Brahmin, reaches his friend Krishna's palace and offers him beaten rice as gift.

After meeting his childhood friend, Sudama is overwhelmed and forgets to ask Krishna for help.

However, Krishna, fulfils his friend's desire, and Sudama on returning home finds his hut being transformed into a palace.

The story is often told to illustrate how poor Sudama gave Krishna everything he had (beaten rice), and in return Krishna gave him what he desired.

WHAT ELSE DID YOGI ADITYANATH SAY

Yogi Adityanath said the Uttar Pradesh government wants to turn all the roads in the state pothole-free and has set a deadline of June 15 to do so.

Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to do away with red beacons, Yogi Adityanath said that while the Samajwadi Party made VIP towns, his government has "made entire Uttar Pradesh VIP".

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