This woman met ‘brother’ Narendra Modi, 50 years after losing her own

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New Delhi | Updated: Aug 07, 2017 6:19 PM

Raksha Bandhan 2017: Around 50 years after losing her real brother, Sharbati Devi, a 103-year-old widow, tied a rakhi on the wrist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

raksha bandhan, modi, narendra modi rakshi, modi raksha bandhan, modi rakhiSharbati Davi, 103, ties rakhi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Twitter/PMO)

Raksha Bandhan 2017: Around 50 years after losing her real brother, Sharbati Devi, a 103-year-old widow, tied a rakhi on the wrist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.The woman had lost her brother in the 1960s and she used to miss him on every rakhi. Her son had written to the Prime Minister about his mother. The PM invited her to his residence today, PMO said in a series of Tweets today. After meeting the PM and tying a rakhi, Sharbati Devi was “extremely delighted” and both the PM and she had a “wonderful interaction”, the PMO said.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi also took part in Raksha Bandhan celebrations when a group school girls and widows from Vrindavan tied Rakhis on his wrist. PM Modi not only shared the images of the Raksha Bandhan celebrations on Twitter but he also started the day, extending his greetings to the people on the Raksha Bandhan.

Some widows from Vrindavan tied Prime Minister Narendra Modi home-made rakhis at his official residence in Delhi’s Lok Kalyan Marg. A widow, while speaking to ANI, said, “We were very happy to tie the Prime Minister home-made rakhis on his wrist. We have invited him to come to Vrindavan. We poured our blessings on him.”

She further shared that it was a wonderful experience for them to celebrate the festival with Prime Minister Modi in a peaceful ambience. Besides, there were some school students who too tied Prime Minister Modi home-made rakhis.

A student from RBS International School, Anjali, asserted she was very happy to meet the Prime Minister for the first time. She further expressed, “The works and contribution by the Prime Minister for the development and self dignity of Indian women is highly appreciable and we as Indians would always extend our support towards the betterment of the nation.” (With ANI inputs)

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