New Delhi, Aug 3 (HS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among several leaders who extended their wishes on Raksha Bandhan, a festival celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters, on Monday.
Most of the leader tweeted their wishes as they called for love and respect.
“Greetings on Raksha Bandhan! Rakhi is the sacred thread of love and trust that connects sisters with brothers in a special bond. On this day, let us reiterate our commitment to secure the honour and dignity of women,” President Kovind tweeted.
Vice president Naidu also called for women’s empowerment so that they can “reach their true potential”.
“I convey my greetings and good wishes to the people on the auspicious occasion of Rakshabandhan. This festival reaffirms the strong ties of love and affection that bind brothers and sisters together,” Naidu posted on Twitter.
“On this auspicious occasion, let us also resolve to uphold the dignity and respect traditionally accorded to women in our society and empower women to reach their true potential. May this festival usher in greater peace, harmony and prosperity in the country,” he added.
“Many wishes to all the countrymen on the holy festival of Raksha Bandhan,” PM Modi posted.
Yesterday the PM also urged the people to maintain guidelines given by the government including the social distancing and wearing mask amid the spread of the pandemic.