Uttarakhand CM ripped jeans comment: New Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Tuesday said that if women are seen wearing ripped jeans it paves the way for societal breakdown and is a result of the “bad example” parents set for children.
Apart from saying that if parents allow their children to wear ripped jeans it can lead to substance abuse, during his visit to a two-day workshop organised by the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in Dehradun, Rawat has also added that he was shocked to meet a woman who ran an NGO wearing ripped jeans. “If this kind of woman goes out in the society to meet people and solve their problems, what kind of message are we giving out to society, to our kids? It all starts at home. What we do, our kids follow,” Rawat said. “A child who is taught the right culture at home, no matter how modern he becomes, will never fail in life,” he added, as per a TOI report.
Further talking on the subject of substance abuse, he added, “Kyanchi se sanskaar (culture by scissors) — showing bare knees, wearing ripped denim and looking like rich kids — these are the values being given now. Where is this coming from, if not at home? What is the fault of teachers or schools? Where am I taking my son, showing his knees and in tattered jeans? Girls are no less, showing their knees. Is this good?”
Calling it a “mad race of westernisation” Rawat further added, “While the western world follows us, doing yoga … covering their body properly. And we run towards nudity.”
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