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Aug 06 2017 : The Times of India (Delhi)
Many of us know of Marora, a small village in Mewat, as `Trump village’. The village, with a population of 2,000 people, falls under Punhana tehshil, some 60km from Gurgaon. In June, the village made news after Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, an NGO, adopted the village and renamed it `Trump village’. This rakhi season, the Muslim-dominated village has come up with a special gesture for the US president.
The Muslim girl students of a school in the village, with the help of local women, have made 1,001 rakhis each for Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak said they came up with this idea to promote brotherhood and uni ty. “We had asked local girls if they could make rakhis for the US president and our PM Modi.They unanimously said yes.The rakhis were sent to President Trump by courier on Saturday . In Hindu mythology , 1,001 is an auspicious number, so we decided to ask the girls to make a total of 2,002 rakhis for both of them. The rakhis were made to spead the message of brotherhood and friendship between India and the US.“

Three of the girls are going to the PMO on Monday to personally deliver the rakhis.

A group of 50 women and girl students prepared the rakhis having Trump’s photograph, and a similar number of rakhis containing Modi’s photo. Shabrul, a 14-yearold student who participated in the making of the rakhis, said, “We finished making the rakhis in only five days.“

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