On Raksha Bandhan senior citizens tie rakhis to trees to express gratitude to mother nature

Story By: Indre Sharma
Monday, August, 27 2018 - 11:46

On the the special day of Raksha Bandhan senior citizens of phase 3B2Mohali had gathered in Rose Garden, Mohali, on Sunday, to pay gratitude towards mother nature by tying rakhis to the trees.

“Today, we have gathered here to pay our gratitude towards mother nature. We pledge to protect trees on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan,” the members of the association of Mohali senior citizens, Chapter 3, told reporters.

The rakhis were all hand made and crafted by the participants themselves.The elderly persons also shared their experiences and recited poems and songs, dedicated to Mother Nature.“

This attempt will also inspire our children to love trees and Mother Nature,” said the members.

Raksha Bandhan is an anual festival celebrating the bonds of the sister and brothers. The festival is centred around the tying of a thread, bracelet or talisman on the wrist as a form of bond and ritual protection.The expression "Raksha Bandhan," Sanskrit, literally, "the bond of protection, obligation, or care." Sisters tie rakhis ritually affirming the bond and support of her brothers and receiving a gift from them in return.

Raksha Bandhan is observed on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana, which typically falls in August.



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