Islamic body urges youths not to celebrate V-Day in country’s interest

Activists from Student Islamic Organisation of India said youths spend a huge amount on outings, gifts and eateries to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If they stop this, the country would save crores of rupees which can be used in removing poverty, feeding the poor and other charity purposes
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Published on Feb 12, 2017 02:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Gorakhpur

Muslim activists from Student Islamic Organisation of India (SIOI) are reaching out to youths with a request not to celebrate Valentine Day on February 14 in the larger interest of the country. The activists said the country was affected by poverty, child labour, malnourishment and similar problems, which needed to be addressed. 

“As per a report over 1000 lakh valentine cards are purchased across the country  by youths who also spend huge amount on outing, gifts and eateries to celebrate February 14. If we stop observing this day then the country would save crores of rupees, which could be used in removing poverty, feeding poor and other charity purposes,” said Mohammad Rafey, SIOI, activist .

To sensitise people on the issue, SIOI youth wing members distributed printed pamphlets among people specially college youths and made them promise to contribute for country's development by refraining from February 14 celebrations. The pamphlets highlight major socio-economic problems in the country and  requests youths not to waste money on western style celebration.

“We made youths understand that they do not need any specific day to express their love to their girlfriend or boyfriend rather they should express love to each and everyone in the society throughout the year. In today's scenario  when society Is divided on caste and religious lines, love is something which is needed to ensure peace and prosperity in the country,” he added.

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