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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.

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