Realise the perils of the ‘day’ tradition of the West; adopt the Hindu way of life !
The Western ill practice of celebrating 14 February as Valentine’s Day has caught up in a big way in India as well. It is rather unfortunate to see ‘a day of love’ being celebrated in India in the name of Valentine who has been omitted from the Roman calendar by the Pope whilst acknowledging that there is no saint by that name. Stop celebrating Valentine’s Day and prevent your children from falling prey to sexual assaults, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has urged.
Our reasons for opposing this practice –
1. Valentine’s Day is often an excuse for one-sided affairs to take an ugly turn with instances like eveteasing of women, molestation, rape, etc; in addition to ill practices such as consumption of alcohol, narcotics and banned substances. This is extremely important.
2. On the eve of Valentine’s Day – from 7 to 14 February, the sale of condoms go up by 20-25%, in addition to a spike in the sales of contraceptive pills and pregnancy test kits. Also, severe problems such as premarital sex, sexual assaults on minors, child-birth out of wedlock, etc. surface. In the context of the monumental rise in atrocities on women, these bad practices should be looked at with all seriousness.
युवतियों पर अत्याचार का कारण बननेवाली ‘वैलेंटाइन डे’ की विकृति बंद करें ! – हिन्दू जनजागृति समिति का आवाहन #SayNoToValentineDay
‘वैलेंटाईन डे’ मनाना, पश्चिमी संस्कृति की अनैतिकता का अनुसरण व हिन्दू संस्कृति का अवमूल्यन है !
— HinduJagrutiOrg (@HinduJagrutiOrg) February 13, 2020
3. The Hindu culture teaches one to love every living being perpetually, whereas ‘Mother’s Day’, ‘Father’s Day’, ‘Friendship Day’ and ‘Valentine’s Day’ propagate the practice of limiting your love for one day. This is contributing to making the younger generation narrow-minded.
4. Western companies are the driving force behind the craze of Valentine’s Day. It is important to understand that this is purely a marketing gimmick to sell roses, heart-shaped balloons, chocolates, gifts, etc.
5. A few countries in the American continent, along with China, Italy, Sweden, North Korea, Ethiopia, etc. do not celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whereas, strict laws are enforced in Islamic countries like Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Malaysia against celebrating Valentine’s Day. Therefore, it is important to give a thought about why we, as Indians celebrate this day !
6. The Hindu ideology differentiates between love and lust whereas the western lifestyle considers lust to be a part of love. This misconception is increasingly gaining relevance with the younger Indian generation through Valentine’s Day, which is extremely dangerous.
In this context, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti is undertaking various activities in different states across the country such as submitting memorandum on the topic to the local governments, addressing the youth through speeches in different schools, colleges and other educational institutions; distributing handbills, exercising social media campaigns etc.) By celebrating Valentine’s day, we are imitating the immoral tenets of the western culture. Every Hindu festival imparts teachings of morality, modesty and being virtuous. Instead of conserving and propagating our own glorious culture, isn’t practicing customs and traditions of other religions in a way a ‘psychological and cultural conversion’? Therefore, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti humbly urges the society to abrogate the ill-custom of Valentine’s day and strive to follow Hinduism.
Awareness Activities undertaken by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
हिंदू जनजागृति समिति की ओर से दिल्ली, कालका जी के, SDMC प्रतिभा स्कूल के प्रधानाचार्य श्री अश्विनी कुमार सिंह जी को ज्ञापन दिया गया।
वैलेंटाइन डे के नाम पर होने वाले अत्याचार रोकने के लिए 14 फरवरी को विद्यालयों में मातृ – पितृ पूजन दिवस के रूप में मनाये#SayNoToValentineDay pic.twitter.com/70IyqaRDIC
— HJS_Delhi-NCR (@HJS_Delhi) February 14, 2020
A big drive of nationalist n prohindu organization @HinduJagrutiOrg is going on in haryana faridabad … to educate indian youth ..to #SayNoToValentineDay
GREAT WORK …..pls going on…..@kk_jpr @KS_HJS @hjsdrpingale @RashtrvadiHindu pic.twitter.com/cfUg1rMufv
— Poonam Sharma (@PoonamS18232206) February 14, 2020
Memorandum submitted at various places against ‘Valentine’s Day’
The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has made a statement to the police station in Thane (East) and Naupada to appoint special police teams to prevent the evils of ‘Valentine’s Day’.
On 11th February awareness was created among 200 students of L.P. English School and Junior College about not celebrating ‘Valentine’s Day’. Schools’ Principle Shri. Sampatrao Kale, Shri. Vilas Buvad of HJS and and Shri. Ashok Kadam of Sanatan Sanstha were present.