Widows from Vrindavan would tie rakhi on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wrist in Delhi tomorrow on the occasion of Rakshabandhan that celebrates the brother-sister bond. A special programme was organised at the five-century-old Gopinath temple in Vrindavan, where rakhis were packed in beautifully decorated baskets carrying sweets. Widows living in Vrindavan’s ‘Meera Sahabhinini’ ashram made a major contribution in the making of these scared threads. The programme was organized by Sulabh International, a non-governmental organization, taking care of 1,000 widows of Vrindavan, Varanasi and Uttarakhand since 2012.
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Madan Jha, media in-charge of the organization, said, “Tomorrow, on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, 5 widows from Vrindavan will visit the prime minister’s residence in Delhi and tie rakhi to him.” Around 1,500 hand-made rakhis would be given to the prime minister. 94-year-old Manu Ghosh, while showing a rakhi carrying a picture of the prime minister, said, “I have made this rakhi with my own hands and I am very excited to tie it on the prime minister’s wrist.” Vineeta Verma, the vice-president of the organisation, said, “A green signal has been received from the Prime Minister’s Office. A team of these women and social workers will be leaving for Delhi today.”