Mysore/Mysuru: Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.
Celebrating Mother’s Day in a unique way, KR Constituency MLA S.A. Ramdas washed the feet (Pada Puja) of four mothers who are serving in various fields and also felicitated them at a programme organised at CADA Office premises here this morning.
‘Pada Puja’ is a unique celebration of expressing deep gratitude to the beloved Guru or the elders (in today’s event the mothers whom all of us revere as God). The word ‘pada’ means ‘sacred feet’ in Sanskrit.
The MLA washed the feet of Dr. Indira Narasimhan (Doctor), Vidu. Savithri Prabhakar (Musician), Savitha (House maid) and Ananthalakshmi (Owner of a food joint) and felicitated them.
Calling upon everyone to love and respect their mothers, Ramdas said that no country has the culture of treating mothers as God except in India and added that Indians respect Earth and the country as a mother.
Pointing out that mothers not only give birth, he said that they (mothers) raise their children to be good citizens thus becoming role model to others. Ramdas said that his late mother, who was greater than God to him, was responsible for him to become a good and clean politician.
BJP leaders Vidya, Vadivelu, Nagendra, Annapoorna and others were present at the unique programme.