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Madhya Pradesh collector wants youth to worship their parents on Valentine’s Day

People on social media didn't take the notice well.

By: Trends Desk | Published: February 11, 2017 4:20 pm
Collector asks people to celebrate Valentine's Day by worshipping parents/ ANI Collector asks people to celebrate Valentine’s Day by worshipping parents/ ANI

We’ve all heard stories of the staunch activists taking to streets on Valentine’s Day as moral police and threatening couples to go back home or else their parents will be notified. But guess what’s happening in the Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. The collector has asked everyone to worship their parents and observe the day as ‘Matra Pitra Pujya Divas’.

According to ANI, a collector who has not been named has issued a notice saying there is a dire need for kids and young adults to express love for their parents and keeping that in mind, Valentine’s Day should be celebrated as “Matra Pitra Pujya Divas”. It was also written that the day should observed as such in all the social institutions and it’s expected from people of all the villages, cities and colonies to organise programmes encouraging the concept.

People on social media didn’t take the notice well. Many of them were furious at the collector asking if thier freedom of choice is being curbed. “what nonsense is this @ChouhanShivraj @CMMadhyaPradesh fascism! Sanskari collector!” wrote a user. “so the collector is paid to ‘instil Indian values’ ? nothing better to do?” wrote another.

Here’s how most people reacted.

Of course, there were people who supported the decision.

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    Amit Singh
    Feb 11, 2017 at 1:08 pm
    This is communal committed and spineless bureaucracy doing its best to placate its political masters. However there is castist angle to also. Most of these type of sermons are propogated by brahman and bania.
    1. P
      Feb 11, 2017 at 1:33 pm
      The initiative taken by respected collector must be hailed by all and should be taken in right spirit. This is no way deemed as encroachment of anyone's basic right. There are number of ways to express our love to our dear ones. Is there any need to borrow those practice which is instrumental of fostering vulgarity and obscenity amongst youth on the surmise of so called modernity. Bangalore incident is glaring example of such practice on the eve of new year celebration. We must shun such practices.
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        yash sehgal
        Feb 11, 2017 at 11:12 am
        Collector saheb forgot his limits..lt;br/gt;Prototype of Donald Trump..