A different touch to V-Day celebrations

Friday, 14 February 2014 - 6:00am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: DNA

Valentine's Day is not restricted to young couples proposing or expressing their love anymore, there are various other ways of celebrating this day. For instance, many organisations have come together to celebrate it in a unique way.

MLA Pratap Sarnaik's Sanskriti Yuva Prathishtan has included seniors in their V-Day celebrations. On the eve of Valentine's Day, they felicitated senior citizens who have celebrated their 50th anniversary. They were given a free tonga ride and were asked to share some memorable moments of their married life.

"Special children will be offered flowers and explained how it is essential to spread love in the society every day," says Sarnaik. "These are the group in society who have been overlooked, we should also give them an opportunity. We should not follow the western policy of celebrating it only with your partner rather celebrate love on this day," adds Sarnaik.

"It is not everyday that we are given importance. Also, we feel special when we get to celebrate our anniversary with such a large audience. It is a great opportunity and a motivating factor in our age, we feel energised and enthusiastic about the event," said Ramesh More, a senior citizen from Thane.

An organ donation awareness programme was also conducted near Masunda lake. Punarjivan Samajik Sanstha conducted a rally to create awareness about organ donation. "On Valentine's Day, we are expecting more youngsters. It is a perfect opportunity for us to create awareness about organ donation. From kidney, heart, eyes, blood to skin, there are various parts of our body that can be donated and this will save many a lives."

A float with various messages of organ donation along with well-known doctors, nurses from Fortis Hospital and students from Gyansadhna and NKT college were a part of the rally.

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