President extends greetings on Raksha Bandhan

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New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday greeted the people on Raksha Bandhan and said the festival celebrates the sacred bond of commitment between brothers and sisters.

“On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I offer my warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens,” the President said in his message here.

“May Raksha Bandhan — symbolising the virtues of love, affection and mutual trust — bring happiness and prosperity to all people of our country. I hope the day is an occasion for all of us to renew the spirit of fraternity among the citizens of India,” Kovind said.

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi will be celebrated in parts of the Indian subcontinent on August 7, when Hindu women of all ages tie sacred threads on the wrists of their brothers who vow to protect them.

–IANS

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