Sisters From Northeast Tie Rakhi On Jawans Deployed In J&K and Ladakh

In an unusual show of brotherhood, solidarity and bonding, sisters from Northeast today tied Rakhi on Jawans from armed and paramilitary forces whose battalions or companies are deployed in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

This programme was organised at the unique initiative of Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, on the eve of RakshaBandhan festival.

Self Help Groups (SHGs) from the eight North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim also sent Rakhis, tri-coloured bands and face masks to Army and Paramilitary personnel posted in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, thus bringing together the inherent bond among the various cultures, States and people of India.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, “A Rakhi from Northeast for a soldier in Jammu & Kashmir or Ladakh is a message that sisters across the country are praying for the safety of their brothers in security forces who are in turn guarding the borders day and night for their safety.”

He further said, “If we are able to celebrate our festivals in the manner we wish to celebrate, it is possible because our brothers on the line of defence stay awake day and night to ensure this for us.”

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