14 February 2020
Balasore/Cuttack: Matru Pitru Diwas, which translated to Parent’s Worship Day was celebrated by school kids in both Balasore and Cuttack. The parents were invited to schools where the children performed aarti, garlanded them, fed them sweets and sought their blessings.
Matru-Pitru Diwas, the brainchild of the rape accused Asaram Bapu, who is presently languishing in jail is now celebrated to neutralize Valentine’s Day that has been termed as ‘Western Culture’.
Balia Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Bulabati Vihar of Balasore and Mangalabag Saraswati Vidya Mandir of Cuttack dutifully celebrated the day.