Govind Singh Dotasra, the Rajasthan Education Minister, on Tuesday announced that the schools in the state would no longer observe February 14 as “Matr Pitr Pujan Diwas”, a practice which was started by the previous BJP Government led by Vasundhara Raje Scindia.

The BJP government had ordered in 2017 that February 14 be observed as Matr Pitr Pujan Diwas and that parents of students are invited to schools as a mark of respect and gratitude to them.

“There is no child in the country that does not respect his or her parents. BJP believes in drama more than work. No ‘Matr Pitr Pujan Diwas’ will be celebrated in the schools across the state. We don’t believe in one day business, rather we want every child to respect his or her parents for 365 days,” said Dotasra.

“Every day is a ‘matr-pitra’ pujan diwas for us, BJP has done lot of nautankis, not anymore,” Rajasthan Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra tweeted.