In a bid to wean youngsters off â€œwestern cultureâ€ of celebrating Valentine Day, the district administration has come out with an order directing all educational and social institutions to observe February 14 as the day to show respect for their parents.
â€œWith an aim to inculcate the feeling of having respect towards parents, especially among children and youths, February 14 should be observed as â€˜Matra-Pitra Pujya Diwasâ€™ in the district,â€ Chhindwara Collector J K Jain said in an order issued on February 6.
â€œI have appealed especially to the youths to observe February 14 with their parents and stay away from the western culture,â€ the Collector told PTI on Friday.
As per the order, â€œAll educational and social institutions in the district are directed to observe this day (as â€˜Matra-Pitra Pujya Diwasâ€™) and it is expected to be organised in a grand manner at home, family, village, city and colony level.â€
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