BHOPAL: Showcasing a unique bond of Hindu-Muslim friendship, a girl from Pakistan is returning to her country with a memorable gift for her friend – the idol of the goddess of wisdom and knowledge, Saraswati.
Karachi resident Tuba Fatima (21) left her maternal place in Harda district of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday morning accompanied by her mother and brother.
Talking to journalists in Harda (165 km from Bhopal), Tuba said, “A month back while I was leaving for maternal uncle’s place in MP, I asked my best friend Ritu what she wanted as a gift from India. She asked me to bring the idol of goddess Saraswati.”
Her maternal uncle Ahad Khan in Harda added, “My niece (Tuba) told me that she wanted a goddess Saraswati idol. I took her to the store selling religious items, where she got the goddess’s idol for her friend.”
Tuba said, “I sincerely hope that this memorable gift fulfils Ritu's prayers.”
Both Tuba and Ritu, who work in a private factory in Pakistan, have long shared a strong bonding. “Last year also, when my mother visited her brother in Harda, she returned with a Lord Ganesha idol for Ritu,” remembered Tuba.