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’
Wardha, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli district
Spontaneous response to HJS drive against celebration of ‘Valentine Day’
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) undertook a drive at Wardha, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli for creating awareness amongst people against celebration of Valentine Day; under which memorandum was submitted to local Government administrative officers, police officers and principals of schools and colleges. The drive received spontaneous response from people.
Local youth give memorandum in college for preventing malpractices taking place in the background of Valentine Day at Naldurga : Commendable drive undertaken by youth attending ‘Dharmashikshan’ classes
Representation was submitted to Dy. Area Police Officer Ravindra Sonawane by HJS and devout Hindus related to Valentine Day. Shri. Sonawane immediately took note of the same and sent copies of representations to all police stations in Dhule. He asked them to arrange for patrolling areas near schools and colleges; besides setting up ‘Damini’ squad. (Congratulations to Ravindra Sonawane for taking note of representation and immediately taking action ! – Editor, Dainik Sanatan Prabhat) Shri. Paresh Pawar, Shri. Bhau Mali, Shri. Pankaj Bagul, Shri. Amol Wankhede and Shri. Bhagavan Chavan were present on the occasion.
Stop malpractices taking place under the guise of celebration of Valentine Day ! – Bajarang Dal and HJS submit memorandum
Memorandum was submitted to Tehasildar Shri. Sanjay Ingale at Miraj by members of Bajarang Dal and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) demanding prevention of wrong things happening in the background of Valentine Day. Shri. Akash Jadhav, Taluka-President of Bajarang Dal, Shri. Sachin Bhosale of ‘Shri Shivapratishthan Hindustan’, Shri. Punditrao (Tatya) Karade of ‘Vyapari Sena’; besides activists of HJS were present on the occasion. Similar memorandum was submitted to BJP-MLA Shri. Sudhir Gadgil at Sangli.
Celebration of ‘Valentine Day’ is a bad custom followed by westerners. Now, this perverted concept encouraged for promoting sales of consumer goods under the guise of expressing love, has been taking young generation towards deterioration. Millions of rupees are spent on buying gifts but the money goes outside India. There is decline at social, economic and cultural level; therefore, young generation needs to realize the reality and be alert, said Shri. Balwant Pathak of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), while addressing students of ‘Janata Classes’.
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’.
Senior PI Devendra Agarkar said while accepting memorandum that one officer and a constable has been appointed in every school and college in Thane (East) area. Their contact numbers have been written on notice boards. His department was taking as much care as possible. He said people can inform him if they notice any malpractices and police would take prompt action.
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) submitted memorandum to Dy. District Collector Smt. Rajashree More at District Collector’s office on 11th February, demanding to prevent wrong things happening under the guise of celebration of Valentine Day and to encourage celebrating 14th February as ‘Matru-Pitru Day’ in schools and colleges. Shri. Chandrashekhar Gudekar, Shri. Hanumant Karambelkar, Shri. Raman Padhye of Sanatan Sanstha and Shri. Nivalkar and Shri. Prabhakar Rasal of HJS were present on the occasion.
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) submitted memorandum to District Collector and District Superintendent of Satara, demanding to stop malpractices taking place in the background of Valentine Day and to encourage celebrating 14th February as ‘Matru-Pitru Day’ in schools and colleges. The memorandum was submitted to Dy. District Collector Sunil Thorave by devout Hindu activists, viz. Shri. Mukundrao Pundit of Bajarang Dal, Shri. Umesh Gandhi of Hindu Mahasabha, Shri. Amol More of ‘Shri Shivapratishthan Hindustan’, Shri. Girish Pawar of Shri Shanaishwar Devasthan Trust, Solashi and Shri. Mangesh Nikam, Shri. Mahendra Nikam and Shri. Anandrao Padale of HJS.
Considering the wrong things happening on Valentine Day, the Government and local administration should take appropriate steps for arresting decline in moral values was the demand made through memorandum submitted by HJS along with Hindu Yuva Vahini and local patriotic citizens to Mulund’s Tehasildar Dr. Sandip Thorat. Shri. Abhay Shukla of ‘Hindu Yuva Vahini’, Gorakhpur, patriotic citizens like Shri. Mahendra Dubey, Shri. Santosh Velankar and Shri. Satish Sonar and Shri. Ramesh Ghatkar of HJS were present on the occasion.
HJS submitted a representation to local administrations of Rajapur and Dapoli, demanding celebration of 14th February as ‘Matru-Pitru Din’ instead of Valentine Day in schools and colleges; thus prevent wrong things happening on the occasion of Valentine 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.
Rrepresentation was submitted to District Arun Dongare by devout Hindus from Arya Chanakya Sena, Yoga Vedanta Seva Samiti, advocates Nanded Bar Council and activists of HJS. Such memorandum was submitted to Education Officer and Superintendent of Police. HJS activists said that HJS would be creating awareness in colleges.
‘Matru-Pitru Din’ was celebrated in 30 schools of Nanded and surrounding areas by Yoga Vedanta Seva Samiti which received positive response from people.
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) made a demand through representation submitted to North Goa’s additional District Collector Dasharath Redkar, Dy. District Collector Sachin Desai of Dicholi and Dy. District Collector at Vasco for celebration of 14th February as ‘Matru-Pitru Din’ so as to prevent malpractices taking place on Valentine Day. A copy of the representation will also be submitted to local police stations.
Belgaum : Few hotel-owners cancel programs organized on the occasion of ‘Valentine Day’ after HJS activists explaining the subject
Every devout Hindu is expected to take initiative in protection of Hindu culture !
Belgaum : Various hotels organize special programs on the occasion of Valentine Day to attract youth. Activists of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) visited few such hotels and explained to the owners about the way such celebration led to destruction of Hindu culture. On learning about the matter, Hotel Native withdrew its post on Facebook, Instagram and posted information on cancellation of its program including music-band. UK 27 was another hotel where HJS activists created awareness towards Valentine Day celebrations.
Shri. Gopal Halagekar, a devout Hindu, Shri. Sudhir Herekar, Shri. Gajanan Herekar, Shri. Shravan Herekar, Shri. Rhushikesh Gurjar of HJS and Sanatan Sanstha’s Shri. Abasaheb Sawant were present on the occasion. Representation with above demand was submitted to Dy. District Collector Ashok Durgundi on 14th February 2020.