A university in the province of Punjab has taken the decision to not celebrate 14th February as Valentine’s Day instead they have planned to celebrate the day as “Sister’s Day”.
The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad would not be permitting its students to celebrate Valentine’s Day in order to promote the eastern values and Islamic culture, as per the vice chancellor of the university.
On 14th February every year around the globe the day is celebrated as Valentine’s Day also referred to as the Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine. The event is seen as a completely Christian event in Muslim nations.
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Dr Zafar Iqbal Randhawa in a statement given on Sunday said that they are preparing a plan to distribute gowns, shawls and scarfs printed with UAF insignia among the female students on the day. He further added that in our culture women are much more empowered and gain respects as mothers, daughters, sisters and wife.
The Vice Chancellor happily and with great pride took credit for the idea and asked the prosperous people for donating money to buy the gowns and scarves.
He also inaugurated the signage captioned “I love UAF” founded near the Clock Tower of the university.
Dr Randhawa said that the youth must give all their energies towards acquiring good education, knowledge and in becoming the skilled workforce. He added that in the modern period, economies based on knowledge would flourish.
The ranking of the University of Agriculture (UAF) is on the 4th spot in Pakistan and its 1st in the field of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences by the 2015 Rankings of HEC.