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Odisha: School Kids Observe ‘Matru Pitru Diwas’ On Valentine’s Day

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14 February 2019

Bikash Sharma

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Cuttack: Matru Pitru Diwas or Parent’s Worship Day to counter Valentine’s Day today was celebrated dutifully by school kids in Cuttack. The parents were invited and children performed aarti, offered sweets and garland to them.

Matru-Pitru Diwas, the brain child of the rape accused Asaram Bapu, who is presently languishing in jail, is now celebrated to neutralize Valentine’s Day that has been termed as ‘Western Culture’.

Praveen Kumar, Principal of Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir said, “This will teach the kids not to get influenced by Western traditions and instead seek blessings from parents and do good (‘punya’) in life. We have learnt the concept of love from our parents and therefore children should worship them on this day.”

Some fringe activists even worshipped ‘Gau Mata’ (cows) as they are considered as mothers in Hindu religion.

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Praveen Kumar, Principal, Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir