Madam Bikaji Kama Prathmik Shala, a Government Primary School (School No. 116) located in the Paras Society Area in Surat for last few years celebrates Valentine’s Day as the day for Matru Pitru Poojan Diwas.
On this day, children from all religions hug and worship their parents. It is seen by many as a method to cement the bond between family members and to imbibe good values like respect, obedience and humility in children.
Teachers, parents and students gather after the morning assembly in the school premises to celebrate the day.
They ceremony starts with reciting ‘OM’ followed by mantras wherein the children worship their parent’s offering aarti and sweets.
Children also decorate their thaalis with material like, diya, sindoor, sweets, kapoor and flowers.
Message of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao is also shared from the teachers’ side to share with the parents’ community the importance of Girl Child in their families and how important is their education.
The school environment is so blissful and cherishing that one is left spellbound.