February 14th is coming! Couples alert! Bhakts out there, they’ll get you married, even if you’re good friends.
There are heaps of stories of activists and bhakts forcing the couples to get married, their moral policing is something definitely out of hands. Meanwhile, here’s a government’s representative, who partly sounded like an activist with his own rules, according to sources, Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh in Madhya Pradesh and he passed a notice ordering his people to worship their parents on the eve of Valentine’s day.
He even depicted the day as ‘Matra Pitra Pujya Divas’.
Madhya Pradesh: Chhindwara collector issues notice, asking people to worship their parents on Valentine's Day. pic.twitter.com/UljAQZlEFC
— ANI (@ANI) February 10, 2017
Sources claim that the notice read “there is a dire need for kids and young adults to express love for their parents and keeping that in mind, Valentine’s Day should be celebrated as Matra Pitra Pujya Divas”.
It was also mentioned in the notice, that “the day should observed as such in all the social institutions and it’s expected from people of all the villages, cities and colonies to organise programmes encouraging the concept.”
Some criticised this move as it sounded like taking over the ‘Freedom of Expression’, some slammed the collector on Twitter for the hypocritical idea. However, there are people who liked his idea.
it is not collectors job to tell us whom to love or worship
— Rimjhim (@I_RimjhimR) February 10, 2017
if you are better informed about the duties and responsibilities of a collector then you must not have said this…
— anup (@anupatkare) February 10, 2017
Bhakt in Whitecollar spotted!🤣😆 Brace yourself Madhya Pradesh! pic.twitter.com/fA681r0U4j
— Trippy Panda 🐼 (@cHaRaNpAlaK) February 11, 2017
— voice of truth (@namo_namah23) February 10, 2017
so the collector is paid to 'instil Indian values' ? nothing better to do?
— Bionic (@99Bionic99) February 10, 2017
sanskari collector ?
— Simhachala (@Arya_777) February 10, 2017
And those who appreciated him,
#ParentsWorshipDay is really a great initiative.Salute to Chhindwara collector!
— Amol Kulkarni (@kulkarniamold) February 10, 2017
Wonderful initiative 👍
— AbleArcher🍷🐯 (@AbleArcher7) February 11, 2017