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The widows say unanimously that it will be a dream come true for them and that they have been preparing special rakhis for their brother Modi ji.

By News Nation Bureau  |  Updated On : August 07, 2017

The widows say unanimously that it will be a dream come true for them

The widows say unanimously that it will be a dream come true for them

New Delhi :  Today, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hosting very special guests from the city of Lord Krishna, Vrindavan.

PM Modi has invited widows from the holy city of Vrindavan to tie rakhi on his wrist at his official residence. The widows have been living in ashrams in Vrindavan and Varanasi.

The widows say unanimously that it will be a dream come true for them and that they have been preparing special rakhis for their brother Modi ji. They also have high hopes that the Prime Minister will take concrete steps for their welfare.

“The invitation from Mr. Modi is a rare honour for these widows who have been living a life in penury, shunned by their kin and cut off from the mainstream. This bonding between the widows and Mr. Modi would mark the beginning of a new era,” said Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International who will accompany these widows to 7 LKM.

A special programme was organised at the five-century-old Gopinath temple in Vrindavan, where rakhis were packed in beautifully decorated baskets carrying sweets.

Widows living in Vrindavan’s ‘Meera Sahabhinini’ ashram made a major contribution in the making of these scared threads.

Around 1,500 hand-made rakhis would be given to the prime minister.

94-year-old Manu Ghosh, while showing a rakhi carrying a picture of the prime minister, said, “I have made this rakhi with my own hands and I am very excited to tie it on the prime minister’s wrist.”

Vineeta Verma, the vice-president of the organisation, said, “A green signal has been received from the Prime Minister’s Office. A team of these women and social workers will be leaving for Delhi today.”

Source : http://www.newsnation.in/india-news/prime-minister-narendra-modi-to-host-vrindavan-widows-who-will-tie-rakhis-on-his-wrist-article-178875.html

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Widows living in Vrindavan's 'Meera Sahabhinini' ashram made a major contribution in the making of these scared threads.

Widows living in Vrindavan’s ‘Meera Sahabhinini’ ashram made a major contribution in the making of these scared threads.

MATHURA: Widows from Vrindavan would tie rakhi on Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s wrist in Delhi tomorrow on the occasion of Rakshabandhan that celebrates the brother-sister bond.
A special programme was organised at the five-century-old Gopinath temple in Vrindavan, where rakhis were packed in beautifully decorated baskets carrying sweets.
Widows living in Vrindavan’s ‘Meera Sahabhinini’ ashram made a major contribution in the making of these scared threads.
The programme was organized by Sulabh International, a non-governmental organization, taking care of 1,000 widows of Vrindavan, Varanasi and Uttarakhand since 2012.
Madan Jha, media in-charge of the organization, said, “Tomorrow, on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, 5 widows from Vrindavan will visit the prime minister’s residence in Delhi and tie rakhi to him.”
Around 1,500 hand-made rakhis would be given to the prime minister.
94-year-old Manu Ghosh, while showing a rakhi carrying a picture of the prime minister, said, “I have made this rakhi with my own hands and I am very excited to tie it on the prime minister’s wrist.”
Vineeta Verma, the vice-president of the organisation, said, “A green signal has been received from the Prime Minister’s Office. A team of these women and social workers will be leaving for Delhi today.”

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Widows of Vrindavan celebrate Raksha Bandhan Festival and show their Modi Rakhi during a function organised by Sulabh International at Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

Widows of Vrindavan celebrate Raksha Bandhan Festival and show their Modi Rakhi during a function organised by Sulabh International at Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

Muslim Girls of Marora (Popular as Trump village) showing their Trump Rakhi ahead of Raksha Bandhan Festival in the hounor of US President Donald Trump, at Nuh Dist Mewat Haryana on Saturday. The girls are making 1000 Special Trump Rakhi for US President

Muslim Girls of Marora (Popular as Trump village) showing their Trump Rakhi ahead of Raksha Bandhan Festival in the hounor of US President Donald Trump, at Nuh Dist Mewat Haryana on Saturday. The girls are making 1000 Special Trump Rakhi for US President

Some people have been very creative with their rakhis and have made Modi and Trump rakhi to pay tribute to them. With help of different images, Republic wishes you a very happy rakhi.

Source : http://www.republicworld.com/s/4329/raksha-bandhan-2017-india-comes-together-to-celebrate-rakhi

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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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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.

Source : http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/lucknow/pm-to-get-rakhis-form-widows.html

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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)

Source : https://www.indiablooms.com/ibns_new/video-details/N/105285/haryana-village-women-send-1-001-rakhis-to-us-president-donald-trump-pm-modi.html