Stop the mess called ‘Valentine’s Day’ that is responsible for the atrocities on women !

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.

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.


Read More : Beware of Valentine’s Day – A cultural conversion of Hindus !


Media Coverage 

Observe ‘parents’ day’ on Feb. 14: HJS  (The Hindu)

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti urges Goa Collectors to create awareness to celebrate ‘Parents Day’ on Feb 14 (New Kerala)

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti urges Goa Collectors to create awareness to celebrate ‘Parents Day’ on Feb 14 (Yohoo News)

Celebrate Parents’ Day on Feb 14: Hindu outfit fells youth (Times Now)

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) on Tuesday appealed that February 14 be celebrated as “parents’ day,” instead of Valentine’s Day (National Herald)

Valentine’s Day: Hindu outfit in Goa wants youth to observe ‘parents’ day’ on Feb 14 (One India)

‘युवतियों पर अत्याचार का कारण बनने वाली वैलेंटाइन डे की विकृति बंद करें’ (Sabguru)

India Times

Awareness Activities undertaken by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti

Memorandum submitted at various places against ‘Valentine’s Day’

Thane

Submitting the memorandum from the left, Shri. Suhas Mondkar, Dnyaneshwar Thorat, Shri. Devendra Agarkar, Senior Police Inspector of Thane (East) Police Station, Shri. Uma Shankar Vishwakarma, Shri. Vaibhav Kulkarni and Shri. Atul Dev of HJS

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’.

Ratnagiri

Shri. Chandrashekhar Gudekar, Shri. Nivalkar, Shri. Hanumant Kakambelkar, Shri Raman Padhye and Shri. Prabhakar Rasal subbmiting memorandum to Deputy Collector, Shrimati. Rajashree More

Satara

Volunteers of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti submitting memorandum to Deputy Collector, Sunil Thorve

Mulund

Patriots subbmiting memorandum to Tahsildar Dr. Sandeep Thorat (center)

Rajapur

Patriots Hindus subbmiting memorandum to Rajapur Tahsildar Sou. Pratibha Varale
Patriots Hindus subbmiting memorandum to Dapoli Tahsildar Sou. Smita Ghadshi

Khed

From left Shri. Ashok Kadam, Principle, Shri. Sampatrao Kale, Shri. Vilas and Shri. Mahesh Satpute while talking

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.

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