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Aug 06, 2017 | 22:09 IST | by Times Now, Agencies

Widows of Vrindavan to send 1,500 rakhis to PM Modi to mark the festival of Rakshabandhan

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.

Source : http://www.timesnownews.com/the-buzz/article/widows-vrindavan-1500-rakhis-prime-minister-narendra-modi-festival-rakshabandhan/69910