Pics: From Children To PM Modi, How Rakhi Strings Tied The Nation Today
Updated: August 07, 2017 13:58 IST
As the nation celebrated Raksha Bandhan, the festival of sister-brother love this year with full fervor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited little girls to tie rakhi on his wrist in Delhi. Other politicians like Delhi's deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia also invited children to tie him rakhi. The annual festival marks celebration of bond between a brother and sister. The bracelet made often out of thread signifies the duty of a brother to protect his sister. In a twist to the tradition this year, a parliamentarian asked women across the country to gift a helmet to their brother and urged them to encourage them to take road safety seriously. The trend caught up soon with many posting images of gifting the same to their brothers.
Many little girls tied Rakhi to PM Modi at his home on Lok Kalyan Marg in Delhi.
Children joyfully tied rakhi to PM Modi.
Little girls dressed in school uniform tied rakhi to Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
Meanwhile, helmet gifting trend caught up on Twitter after Nizamabad lawmaker K Kavitha urged women across the country to gift helmets to their brothers to promote road safety through the initiative.
Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik also showed his support to #GiftAHelmet initiative.
Students in traditional attire tie rakhi on the wrists of Border Security Force (BSF) personnel during an event to celebrate Raksha Bandhan, at the India-Pakistan border joint check post at the International Border in Attari, on Monday. (PTI Photo)
Women tying rakhis on the wrists of BSF personnel on Raksha Bandhan, in Bikaner on Monday. (PTI Photo)