On occasion of Raksha Bandhan 2017, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday greeted people and said festival celebrates sacred bond of commitment between brothers and sisters. President of India, in a message offered warm greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens. He also hoped of Raksha Bandhan or ‘Rakhi’ festival, symbolizing virtues of love, affection and mutual trust, bring happiness and prosperity to all people of our country and spirit of fraternity among citizens is renewed among citizens of India.

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi will be celebrated in parts of the Indian subcontinent on August 7, when Hindu women of all ages tie sacred threads on the wrists of their brothers who vow to protect them.

Ansari said: “Raksha Bandhan reaffirms the strong bond of love and affection between brothers and sisters and upholds the high place traditionally accorded to women in our society.”

“On this occasion, let us rededicate ourselves to upholding the dignity and respect of women in our country.”

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