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The gesture by the residents of Marora village in the backward Mewat region represents the wish of the people that ties are further strengthened between India and the US.

 

Girls from Haryana’s Marora, popular as Trump village, with their Trump Rakhis on Saturday.

Girls from Haryana’s Marora, popular as Trump village, with their Trump Rakhis on Saturday.

He may have not heard of ‘Rakhi’, but the women and girls of a remote Muslim-dominated village “symbolically” named by an NGO after US President Donald Trump will send him 1,001 sacred threads on the Hindu festival that celebrates the brother-sister bond.

The gesture by the residents of Marora village in the backward Mewat region represents the “wish of the people that ties are further strengthened between India and the US”, says the NGO which has adopted the village.

The village had come into the limelight after Sulabh International Social Service Organisation (SISSO) chief Bindeshwar Pathak had announced to name it ‘Trump’s village’.

The district administration had later said the move to rename the village was “illegal”, forcing the organisation members to remove boards mentioning the new name.

The village, with a population of 1,800 people, lies under Punhana tehshil, some 60 km from Gurgaon.

“These students have made 1,001 rakhis with photos of Donald Trump and 501 rakhis for Narendra Modi. Women and girls of the village consider them their elder brothers,” Monica Jain, vice president of the NGO, said.

The consignment of rakhis was sent on Sunday (August 6) through cargo so that it reached the US president on Raksha Bandhan on Monday. The villagers are also sending invitations to the two leaders to visit the village.

Source: https://rotarynewsonline.org/haryana-villagers-send-rakhis-to-trump/

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