New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said that Raksha Bandhan is a symbol of care and protection. He was addressing more than 100 schoolchildren from various schools in Delhi who came to his residence to tie Rakhi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, here today.
Naidu said that it is an ancient Bharatheeya tradition and the festival of Raksha Bandhan, traditionally a celebration of human bonding between sisters and brothers, has a larger significance for contemporary times and probably for all times. It is a celebration of solidarity, unity and humanism, he added.
The Vice President said that let us tie that Rakhi that binds us all together. Let us forget all the differences that tend to fragment our social fabric, he added.
The Vice President said that Raksha Bandhan signifies the invisible bond between brother and sister and it also reflects inherent implication of protection of a sister by the brother. He further said that let us all uphold the tradition of Raksha Bandhan by ensuring protection and respecting the dignity of all women. Beti bachao, Beti Padhao and Beti Badhao should be the mantra of every Indian, he added.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited the Vice President’s residence and tied Rakhi to him. The spouse of the Vice President, Usha Naidu was present on the occasion and exchanged warm greetings on Raksha Bandhan.