Indore: Residents plan trips, cooking sessions and pledge to stay fit

Indore: Love is in the air and making sure that their loved ones feel surprised, creative souls have unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The day is not limited to lovers but has extended to every relationship be it human, nature or animals. While there are a couple of DJ parties to be held on Valentine’s Day on Thursday, people plan to celebrate it by going on a trip, buying gifts, cooking meals and staying fit. Free Press brings you sweet memories, gestures, stories and trends to celebrate this special day of love.

Her first date, gifted by kids

When it comes to love, mother’s love is the purest. Having struggled through an abusive relationship, beautician Rama Chouhan rarely dreams of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Her children Vishnu and Isha have planned celebrations for her. “Our mother has given us life and love, she inspires us every day,” they said. They have brought her personalised portrait to show her how beautiful she is. “Further, we have planned to take her out for fancy dinner, gift her beautiful rose and give her an experience she missed out in life,” Vishnu and Isha said.

A fit Valentine

The greatest gift is togetherness and happiness. Gifting each other a promise to stay healthy, together and live long, hospital administrator Anjali and cardiologist Dr Bharat Rawat started a new trend in their family. To make the day count, Rawat completed 21-kilometre run and proposed Anjali to stay with her forever. On other hand, Anjali gifted him a book on fitness and vowed to stay healthy and happy. Making sure that Valentine Day covers their entire family, similar promises were made by their children and parents.

Recharging the Romance

With time and growing family, a relationship grows and changes. Keeping their fond memories intact, like sending flowers to each other every hour on Valentine’s Day even during a fight, this couple has found a fun way to remember and relive their youth.

“After having children, relationship changes, but it grows in a beautiful way if we keep feeding it with love,” sign language interpreter Silky Kohli said. The couple had met at mobile recharge shop owned by Silky’s parents. “I am surprising him by recharging our memories and re-enacting them through gestures and pictures,” Silky said. She plans to surprise him with similar presents he gave her.

Wonders of nature

Connecting children to nature in his unique way, hotelier Zafar Sheikh created a special Valentine bonsai design using carmona plant. Sharing the technique of preparation, Sheikh said, “Plant a carmona in a spacious pot and prepare a heart shaped frame using metal wires.” The frame should be installed on the plant using a strong thread. The plant grows on the frame. It takes 3 to 5 years for plant to gain shape.

Love gives strength

A mother raising her child alone is gifting her daughter, the most lovable person in her life, a poem. Excerpts: When you smile/ My day fills with sunshine..

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