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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.
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.
Monday, 07 August 2017 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will get 1500 special Rakhis made by hundreds of widows of Vrindavan and Varanasi this raksha bandhan festival.
The Rakhis carrying colourful photo of Modi have been tastefully prepared by a group of old widows living in Meera Sahabhagini ashram in Vrindavan..
Ten widows will go to Delhi to present baskets containing sweets and Rakhis to their “brother” Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, a festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters.
A colourful Rakhshabandhan programme was organised in Vrindavan’s Gopinath temple where they prepared and decorated all such Rakhis in baskets. On the occasion Widows also tied Rakhis to Sulabh International founder Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak who look after around a thousand widows in Vrindavan.
Vice President of Sulabh International Vinita Verma said, “We are trying our best to get permission to go inside the prime minister’s residence to tie Rakhi to Mr Modi. We are waiting for communication from the PMO in this regard.”
Rakhi celebration was organised by well known Social Reformer and Founder of Sulabh International Dr Bindeshwar Pathak who looks after around a thousand widows living in various ashrams in Vrindavan and Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of the prime minister.
Dr. Pathak said that as these widows have accepted him a brother and he honours them by fulfilling their wishes by organising such events from time to time.
94-year-old Manu Ghosh looks very excited to go to Delhi to tie Rakhi to Modi if she gets a chance.
She has personally made a Rakhi for him.
Continuing to defy an age old tradition, hundreds of aged widows living in various ashrams today celebrated Rakhsha Bandhan at the historic Gopinath Temple here.
They tied Rakhis to Pathak who has been taking care of their livelihood and welfare since 2012.
Published on Aug 7, 2017
AUGUST 07, 2017
Village’, in Nuh of Haryana are looking to seal kinship with the US President Donald Trump by sending him 1,001 rakhis. The women are also sending the same number of rakhis to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The rakhis, made by Muslim schoolgirls and women of the village, have pictures of Trump and PM Modi on them. In June, NGO Sulabh International adopted Marora and renamed it ‘Trump village’ after it started a programme to build toilets there. The name was not taken officially as controversies followed but the village does receive the benefits of Trump’s name being attached with it. One of the students said they have accepted Trump as their brother. Shabrul, a 14-year-old student, said, “We started making these rakhis on August 1, and finished them in only five days. We enjoyed it.” Three of the girls will visit the PMO on Monday to personally deliver the rakhis to PM Modi. Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak said they came up with the idea of making rakhis to promote brotherhood and unity. “The rakhis were sent to President Trump by Air India cargo on Saturday.” (ANI)
Aug 06, 2017 | 22:09 IST | by Times Now, Agencies
Vrindavan: Over a thousand widows living in Vrindavan will be sending rakhis to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark the occasion of Rakshabandhan, a festival that celebrates the bond between a brother and a sister.
Over a thousand rakhis were specially packed in beautifully decorated baskets that also carried sweets in a special programme held at the 500-year-old Gopinath temple in Vrindavan. Most of the widows living in Vrindavan’s ‘Meera Sahabhinini’ ashram have made these rakhis by hand.
The programme was organized by Sulabh International, a non-governmental organization, taking care of 1,000 widows of Vrindavan, Varanasi and Uttarakhand since 2012.
On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, around five widows from Vrindavan will travel to Delhi and carry these baskets to the Prime minister’s residence in Delhi and tie these rakhis to him, Madan Jha, the media in-charge of the organization, told PTI.
94-year-old Manu Ghosh proudly showed a rakhi she had made herself. The rakhi carried a picture of the prime minister.
“I have made this rakhi with my own hands and I am very excited to tie it on the prime minister’s wrist,” she told PTI.
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.“