A university in Faisalabad has declared its plans to celebrate ‘Sisters’ Day as an alternative to Valentine’s Day, with 14 February just a few days away. The promotion of Islamic practices’ decision was taken by the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad (UAF). During the festival, female students on campus may be gifted with scarves and abayas as presents.
It was determined by the vice-chancellor and other varsity decision-makers. Vice-Chancellor Zafar Iqbal Randhawa said, “These scarves will be distributed by the university administration and not by their fellow male students.” He added that the aim was to ensure respect for females. The University claimed that the move aims to encourage the youth’s Eastern culture and Islamic traditions.
Zafar Iqbal said in his statement on the institution’s website that ” Women are more motivated in our society. As sisters, mothers, daughters, and wives, they receive their due respect.