Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’s (HJS) delegation meet Director of Education Nagraj Honnekeri, and appealed him to encourage to celebrate 14th February as ‘Parents’ Day’ in schools and colleges to stop malpractices occurring in the name of ‘Valentines Day’.
Samiti in its memorandum further says that, during the past few years, erroneous tradition of Westerners to celebrate ‘Valentines Day’ on 14th February has taken roots also in India. Because of this perverse concept put forward by the westerners for monetary gains in the name of love, the young generation is falling prey to vices such as pleasure-seeking and immorality. On the background of ‘Valentines Day’ and in the name of perverse display of love, many incidents of molestation of girls from one-sided love and violence have taken place.
Similarly, through the parties organised on this day, the malpractices such as consumption of alcoholic drinks, smoking, use of drugs have risen on a large scale. Besides, the increase in sales of contraceptives on this day indicates a rise in immoral activities. Many vehicle accidents take place due to rash driving by boys just to impress their girlfriends To check these malpractices, few social organisations are making efforts to create an ideal alternative before the young generation by promoting this day as ‘Parents’ Day’, since last few years.
The programme includes the gathering of parents at a public place and displaying lovetoward them collectively by worshipping them. Presently, the number of senior citizens, neglected by their offspring is on the rise in the nation. Even the Government is worried about this social problem caused by the influence of western culture and trying to enlighten the society from a social viewpoint. Considering the malpractices taking place on the occasion of ‘Valentines Day’, Education department should conduct meetings of Principals and the Headmasters of schools and should take necessary steps in this direction. Take actions such as apprehending the young boys indulging in malpractices in the surrounding areas of schools and colleges, taking action against drivers of speeding vehicles etc. by deputing special Police squads on 14th February.