Pakistan University to observe ‘Sisters Day’ on Feb 14
pakistan University to observe ‘Sisters Day’ on Feb 14
A Pakistani university will celebrate Sisters’ Day on February 14 to promote “Islamic traditions”,
according to the vice chancellor.
First the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) has announced to observe ‘Sisters Day’ on
February 14 Valentine’s Day with an aim to “promote eastern culture and Islamic traditions”
among the youth.
The university VC announced that we are all Muslims, our prophet Muhammad (S A) always ask
about Islam, why we celebrate the valentine’s day.
In 14th Feb we celebrate sister’s day are a better choice then valentine day.
“The varsity is planning to distribute scarves, shawls, and gowns printed with UAF insignia among
female students on the day because we are enriched with our culture, norms, and Islamic values,”
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Zafar Iqbal Randhawa said while announcing the event.
“In our culture, women are more empowered and earn due respect as sisters, mothers, daughters a
nd wives,” he said and added that people were forgetting their culture whereas western culture
was rooting in the society.
The vice chancellor further said that preservation of culture was essential to maintain dignity in
the world and youngsters must devote their energies towards education as well as knowledge.
He said that although some Muslims have turned Valentine’s Day into a threat, “My
thinking is that if there is a threat, convert it into an opportunity”.
The report quoted Randhawa as saying that women face certain conditions related to their attire
which dictate that their body should not be revealed.
“Women are at a very high rank for us. Today the era of gender empowerment is here,
Western thinking is being promoted. But the best gender empowerment and division of
work is in our religion and culture,” the vice chancellor said.