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August 26, 2018

India's Prime Minister, Vice President, and President Greet People on the Auspicious Occasion of Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan, India

Photo: The Union Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, tying a Rakhi to the Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in New Delhi on August 26, 2018.

Raksha Bandhan, India

Photo: Preschool girl is tying a ‘Rakhi’ on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wrist on the occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ in New Delhi on August 26, 2018.

The Prime Minister of India, the Vice President of India, and the President of India have greeted the people on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

“Greetings on Raksha Bandhan,” the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, said in his short message.

“I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Rakshabandhan.

“Raksha Bandhan is celebrated all over the country reaffirming the strong bond of love and affection between brothers and sisters. The festival also upholds the high place traditionally accorded to women in our society.

“On this happy occasion, let us rededicate ourselves to upholding the dignity and respect of women in our country,” the Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu, said in his message.

“On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens in India and abroad.

“Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of the unique relationship between brothers and sisters. Tying off a Rakhi symbolizes love, affection and mutual trust between sisters and brothers. May the spirit of this festival strengthen fraternal feelings, and inspire us to live in a society defined by universal respect for the security and dignity of women, especially of girl children,” the President, Ram Nath Kovind, stated in his message.

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