While the main occasion, Valentine’s Day is on February 14, the week prior to it has its own significance. Each day, from February 7 to 13, has its own meaning and is celebrated accordingly. And Feb 12 is dedicated to Hugs, as it is Hug Day. A hug to your loved ones says how important they are to you. After a tired day at work, a tight hug from your partner conveys he/she cares about you. They are natural stress relievers, which also helps build trust and honesty in a relationship. It is a silent way of saying “You are important to me”.
And who better than Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when it comes to giving hugs? Modi’s full-body embraces have become a feature of his meetings with both high-level global leaders and even humble local politicians. The resulting pictures can often be awkward, subsequently making headlines all over the world. The tone can veer from admiration to mocking and everything in between.
Here, check out some of his hugs and try to replicate them: