Raksha Bandhan, the festival of a special bond between brothers and sisters, is being celebrated today across the country. On this occasion, sisters tie the colourful rakhi around the wrist of their brothers and pray for their prosperity, health and well-being. In return, brothers pledge to protect and support their sisters and present their gifts.

President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other dignitaries greeted people on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

In a tweet in Hindi, President Murmu said, “On the joyous occasion of Raksha Bandhan, a symbol of affection and trust, the unbreakable bond between brother and sister, I extend my greetings and best wishes to all the countrymen. I wish that this festival should promote harmony and harmony in our society ‍ and increase respect ‍ towards women.”

PM Modi also took to twitter route to extend his wishes to all the countrymen on the occasion of Rakshabandhan. “Greetings to everyone on the special occasion of Raksha Bandhan,” he tweeted.