Raksha Bandhan being celebrated across India

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Raksha Bandhan is being observed across India today with great fervour and gaiety celebrating the special bond between brothers and sisters.

On this occasion, sisters tie a colorful band, known as the rakhi, around the wrist of their brothers and pray for their prosperity, health and well-being. In return, brothers pledge to protect and support their sisters and present them gifts. 

President Ram Nath Kovind wished India on this auspicious occasion.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister extended his greetings on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

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