February 12th, 2018 | OTHERLucknow University seems to be not interested in adopting western culture as on Valentine’s Day they declared a holiday. According to them students should celebrate maha shivratri by staying at their homes. While the couples seem to be enjoying this special advisory by the Lucknow University in full flow. Commenting on the advisory, the students studying in the University termed it as 'an example of Choti Soch'. Earlier in 2009, the University had banned gifts and flowers in the campus. In the advisory issued, the Lucknow University also barred the students from roaming inside or even outside the campus, stating that strict disciplinary action will be taken against whosoever is found violating the issued advisory. In an advisory issued, the University stated that the campus will remain closed on 14 February on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. The issued advisory read, “Over the past few years, it’s been observed that under the influence of Western culture, youth are celebrating 14.2.2018 as Valentine’s Day. All students are hereby informed that on 14.2.2018, the university will remain closed on the occasion of Maha Shivratri”. Apart from issuing the advisory, the Lucknow University also asked the parents to not to send their children to campus on February 14. In order to avoid any kind of antisocial activity on the campus, the University has also cancelled all the cultural programmes, classes and exams.