Indore: Residents of Indore made the Valentine’s Day special for all, be it underprivileged girls, youngsters and fun-loving moms. Psychiatrists often quote the importance of celebrating such days by talking about love’s effect on curing depression.
Citing one such therapy, psychiatrist Dr Smita Agrawal said, “Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which focuses on transforming relationships into one that feels safe, secure and connected, has been found to be effective in significantly reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.” Covering all different ways in which Indore celebrated love and experienced transformations in their life this year, we bring Valentine Day’s special stories for our readers.
Inspiring backpacker shares love with girls
It was all about sharing love for this inspiring single parent, who met up with some local underprivileged girls and inspired them. “I was born in Indore, lived a major part of life in California, USA and now travelling every place in India as a backpacker,” 63-year-old industrialist and explorer Jyoti Surana said. She talked about positivity and courage that helped her in handling every struggle of life. “I have always chosen to be happy and become stronger with every challenge,” Jyoti said. Industrialist and explorer Jyoti Surana
Celebrating V-Day, the Royal Way
When it comes to celebrations, everything begins with class, grace and inclusion of family for royals. Former maharaja and currently board of governor of Daly College Narendra Singh Jhabua made the Valentine special for his better half Bhagwati by presenting her with one of their first modern date. He surprised her with a cake and further, proposed to have her by his side for the rest of his life. “Love is special and new every day, even after all these years, it is important for me to win her heart,” Singh said.
Madhubala meets Valentine with love
Since most husbands have to work in the day, women innovated a new way to celebrate the day before romantic evening this Valentine. A group of women came together at a hotel dressed in traditional Indian attire with zari embroidered and bright colours. Some of them even wore flowing Madhubala dress.
“We must celebrate love in every form, not just the relationship we have with our husbands, but also what we have with our sisters, friends and family members,” homemaker Nisha Jeswani said. Bringing each other presents, they added the sparkle to their women only party. “We chose to apply mehendi as that would make for a good surprise for our husbands, as they like to see us as bride,” homemaker Jiya Bajaj said.
Finding selfless love
Spending her Valentine with her true friends, 22-year-old microbiology student Mansi Joshi bought sweet treats for stray dogs. “It is rare to find selfless true love, but we look closely and experience it, these wonderful animals can spark love in our heart,” she said.