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.“