No ISC Member celebrated Hariyali Teej!Yesterday Teej festival was celebrated in UP, Bihar, Punjab, Hariyana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Jammu and in some parts of West Bengal. In other states also, North Indian population celebrated Teej. The first day of the three-day Hindu festival, Teej is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, and commemorates her union with Lord Shiva. The festival is celebrated for sexual bliss, well-being of the spouse and children, and purification of one's own body and soul.
This festival also signifies success of monsoon, which is monitored even today in all countries with great importance. However, I am astonished to find not even a single thread on Teej in ISC. I wished other Members on the occasion of Teej in 'Social Hub', but nobody responded. No contest was announced on this happy occasion. In contrast, I earlier saw at least three threads on the occasion of another festival of another community.
I think, India is now truly following Nehruvian secularism, where all religions (except the religion followed by the majority) are treated with utmost respect.