Disha Patani is the Dam­dami Mai in DU

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Aditya Do­gra aditya.do­gra@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Come Valen­tine’s Day and the Dam­dami Mai Pooja (Vir­gin Tree wor­ship) at Hindu Col­lege, Delhi Univer­sity will have a poster of Disha Patani put up. The tree that has been a sym­bol of vir­gin­ity for years, will be a spot that spreads safe sex aware­ness too.

Ev­ery year on V-Day, some DU stu­dents shortlist a hot Bol­ly­wood fe­male ac­tor, and wor­ship her as the Dam­dami Mai. For wor­ship, the tree is dec­o­rated with bal­loons, strings and con­doms, to seek bless­ings of the love de­ity. Why is it im­por­tant for stu­dents? It’s be­lieved that if you are part of the tra­di­tion of Vir­gin Tree Wor­ship, your in­crease your chances of scor­ing a date and find­ing a part­ner of your dreams (and los­ing your vir­gin­ity in the process).

This year the short­listed god­dess is Disha Patani. The choice, how­ever, wasn’t easy for stu­dents. Sul­tan Mif­tahul Haque, Hindu Col­lege’s hos­tel pres­i­dent says, “We se­lected Disha Patani this year be­cause she is beau­ti­ful, sexy and has been very suc­cess­ful in the past year. We al­ways zero down a per­son­al­ity who has been the talk of that year and Disha seemed like an ob­vi­ous choice.”

The place that cel­e­brates vir­gin­ity will not only be about wor­ship­ping a Bol­ly­wood celeb. This year the pooja will also fo­cus on safe sex aware­ness and the hostellers want to make it clear that the con­dom dec­o­ra­tions are not a sign of vul­gar­ity. “Sex aware­ness is the need of the hour and we want to pro­mote safe sex among all the peo­ple present at the pooja. We use con­doms as dec­o­ra­tions, but it is not for fun. It’s a way of show­ing the masses that con­doms are not a taboo and are a nec­es­sary tool for safe sex. We hope our mes­sage reaches ev­ery­one,” adds Sul­tan.

STU­DENTS OF HINDU COL­LEGE WILL PUT UP A POSTER OF DISHA PATANI. THE TREE THAT HAS BEEN A SYM­BOL OF VIR­GIN­ITY FOR YEARS, WILL BE A SPOT THAT SPREADS SAFE SEX AWARE­NESS

PHOTO: JAFAR KHAN / FOTOCORP

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Pictures from a pre­vi­ous cel­e­bra­tion at Hindu Col­lege

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