President, PM Greet Nation on Raksha Bandhan

Published: 29th August 2015 10:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2015 10:38 AM   |  A+A-


Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets President Pranab Mukherjee on his birthday at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday | PTI


NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of hindu festival 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 symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brothers' well-being and the brothers' lifelong vow to protect her.

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