Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. In North America and Europe, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. After the rapid growth of foreign companies in India,Most cities in India are westernized with McDonalds, MTV and Valentine’s Day. However If you are in India and want to celebrate Valentine’s day, then you will be in a big-big trouble because of Shiv Sena, Bajrang dal and party. Bal Thackeray headed Shiv Sena is the leader of anti Valentine’s day celebrations. Writing in his party paper, Samna, he stated:
“This shameless festival has been celebrated by our young people for the last 10 years, but it is totally contrary to Indian culture. We should focus on good work, good thoughts, love and harmony in our society, and not let such Western culture spoil us.”
However this is true upto some extent as Traditional Indian society does not approve of public display of affection between men and women, including hand-holding and kissing. A big section of Indian society is worried with the growing influence of western ideas on India. I also think we should oppose such western celebrations. Rather we should find some alternative way to celebrate all these occasions.
St Valentine’s Day is a dangerous way of importing the Western concept of relations between men and women. Sex before marriage is increasingly common in India due to all such festivals.
Are you agree with these points, write your comments.