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.
Greetings to fellow citizens on Raksha Bandhan, a celebration of the unique bond between brothers and sisters.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 15, 2019
May the spirit of this festival strengthen our resolve to protect the interest of women and promote their welfare, especially of girl children #PresidentKovind
In a tweet, the Prime Minister extended his greetings on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
रक्षाबंधन की आप सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 15, 2019
Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan.