Wednesday, February 14, 2007

On this Valentine's Day ...

... it is nice to note that one socio-political outfit in India has come out in the open to celebrate it: the Periyar Dravida Kazhagam (DK) founded by E.V. Ramaswami Naicker. Here's the logic:

"Periyar EV Ramaswami wanted to see the creation of a casteless society, and the PDK feels that love marriage is the route to reaching such a goal. Love marriage is the only way to a casteless egalitarian society," PDK general secretary K Ramakrishnan told this ... newspaper.

Here's some more from the story:

The outfits opposing Valentine's Day, Ramakrishnan said, had a jaundiced view of 'love' and its celebration.

Of course, he quickly added that what the PDK supported is true love and not momentary infatuations that are quite prevalent. The youth should adopt a mature approach to love and for this sex education is necessary at school level.


  1. pennathur said...

    That's a good thing. Rmonace will happen one way or the other. People are people. Now would the PDK Clear the beaches and parks of the larger cities of hecklers and porukkis? Believe it or not, the Shiv Sena in Bombay (>20 years ago) had volunteers patrolling Dadar Chowpatty, and Shivaji Park to keep out bullies and riff raff! People change all the time don't they?