New Delhi: Delhiites joined people across the world in celebrating Mothers` Day on Sunday -- greeting moms with gifts, cards and flowers and spending some good family time.
Many youngsters also put out special messages on Facebook
and other social networking sites and uploaded pictures of
their mothers to salute them.
Greeting card and flower-sellers did brisk business while
for some, it was only a day to spend time with family and
going on evening outings.
"The normal Sunday movie-and-dinner plans got laced with
a special meaning on a special day. I also gifted my mom a
saree and she was so happy," said Abhay Sinha, a software
Delhi being a city of migrants, many young professionals
who live here are away from families. They had to take
recourse to phone calls and dial-a-flower services.
"I wanted to make my mom feel special even from so far. I
ordered some of her favourite flowers home. And made sure that
my dad cooked her favourite lunch so that at least she would
feel special," said Imon Mitra, a marketing manager with a
Delhi-based vocational training firm.
While some mothers were overjoyed or pleasantly surprised
to find their children going all out to make them happy, for
some others the idea of a special day for mothers seemed
"My daughter wishes me on Mother`s Day and gives me
gifts. I find that sweet, but I don`t understand the idea of a
Mothers` Day. For a mother, every day is a mothers` day. The
mother-child relationship is life-long. It cannot be confined
to a single day," said Dipti Chowdhury, a housewife.
If you think that is just an example of generation gap,
here what 18-year-old student Naveen had to say.
"I don`t need a Mothers` Day to express my admiration for
my mother. I think all these days are just an excuse for good
business for card or gift shops," he said.