President, PM greet nation on Raksha Bandhan

New Delhi, August 29

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

In his message, Mukherjee said: “The thread of Rakhi (sacred thread) binds sisters and brothers in an inseparable bond of love and trust. May we all pledge to dedicate ourselves to the well-being of women of India particularly the girl child.” In a tweet Modi said: “On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan I extend my greetings to all the citizens of India.” Raksha Bandhan celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters.

On the festival, sisters tie a rakhi on her brothers’ wrist. This symbolises the sister’s love and prayers for her brothers’ well-being and the brothers’ lifelong vow to protect her. —IANS