In Gujarat, ahead of Valentine’s Day, young boys and girls have decided to chase not the love of their lives but the love chosen for them by their parents. As part of the initiative, students of 12 schools across Surat have been roped in for the event which is to be organised by Hasyamev Jayate.
A voluntary organisation in Surat has organised an initiative in which as many as 10,000 youngsters will be taking an oath on February 14 to get married only to the people chosen for them by their parents.
Voluntary organisation Hasyamev Jayate which is being run by therapist Kamlesh Masalawala is organising the event during which scores of young boys and girls will take the oath in Surat city on Valentine’s Day. As part of this oath, the youngsters will be asked to pledge that they will not marry without the consent of their parents.
The pledgers will do so even if it means putting an end to their romantic relationship with the person who does not get approval from their parents, according to a report by Times of India.
The national daily, Masalawala said that a number of youngsters take an impulsive decision to get married. Such decisions turn out to be short-lived, he says adding that the purpose of the initiative is to promote the importance of parents’ guidance.
The event will be held simultaneously across 15 schools and colleges on February 14. Poet Mukul Choksi who is one of the co-organizers of the event has penned down the oath which is to be taken by the students of these schools.