With the day for honouring motherhood round the corner, Indians are all set to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday (May 13).
Mother's Day is the occasion to make mothers realize once again the important role she plays in the life of a child in rearing him to a matured human being.
Mother's Day provides every child an opportunity to make his/her mother feel the crucial role she plays in his/her life.
However, the debate centering around the celebration of a particular day like this one have always dragged controversies and opinions as there are certain sections of the society who believe there is no need to celebrate the day as a separate occasion.
"I have a son and I do not believe that there is a need to observe a day like this. I believe that this relationship is unique and unparalleled and celebrating it separately is pointless," said Arpita Saha.
"I love it when my daughter presents me a gift on this day. However, I do not believe there is a need of celebrating the occasion separately," said Pamela Sen.
"I am mother and my child who reads in school hugs me every morning before going to school. I believe I celebrate the occasion every morning at that moment," Anusua Dey of Kolkata said.
However, there are certain people who oppose the view and believe the day holds a special significance in the calendar.
"I love my mother. At the same time I celebrate this day as it gives me a opportunity to spend some moment with my mother in a different way. I take her for a dinner and we share some nice adda (chat) there," said software engineer Arijit Banerjee.
"I feel it is good opportunity to share some good moments with my mother. I believe that this day holds a special significance at least in my life," said Arindam Das.
From presenting her a small gift as a token of love to taking her out for a family dinner, one can try several ways to make the day really special for his mother.
Mother's Day has got a commercial angle too and various companies are taking the opportunity to popularize their products and services, albeit with discounts and special offers.
High-end tablet maker Milagrow announced a special celebration offer for buyers.
Milagrow Women's 3G/Wi-Fi TabTop, which is India's lightest at just 265 grams, comes with a special stylus, pre-installed women's security application and over a thousand recipes for women to make use of.
The TabTop that also boasts of a dual camera, 1.2GHz processor, 4:3 ratio 7" screen, 4000mAh battery, official Skype video, Live TV and much more, will now be available at Rs. 8,990 against an MRP of Rs. 13,990 until May 15.
The world's only TabTop PCs for Working Professionals is an ideal gift for office going mothers. These have all the required ports and come in 32 GB and 16 GB variants with built-in SIM Card slot for 24x7 connectivity.
One can also present his mother something different like a Matrix Boilage Hydrathérapie BIOSPA Rainforest Bath Service this year.
It is a hair spa service featuring new anti-dry care technology that is helps replenish dry, stressed hair with intense moisturisation.
However, if one wants to pamper his mother with some sweets then a range of new Patchi chocolate collection wrapped with love and wishes are probably the best option to choose this year.
The new collection include Charmante, Raffiné, Dolce chocolates.
The new collection has a rich blend of milk chocolate with different filings like cotton candy, crushed pistachios, cheese cream, biscuits, strawberry jam, caramel, peanut cream and crushed peanut.
Moreover the chocolates are handcrafted and trimmed and can be molded with personalized messages.