Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Raksha Bandhan is a symbol of care and protection. He was addressing the school children from various Schools in Delhi who came to his residence to tie Rakhi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in New Delhi today. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also visited the Vice President’s residence and tied the Rakhi to him. Mr Naidu said, the festival of Raksha Bandhan, traditionally a celebration of human bonding between sisters and brothers, has a larger significance for all times. He said, it is a celebration of solidarity, a celebration of unity and a celebration of humanism.
The Vice President said, Raksha Bandhan signifies the invisible bond between brother and sister and it also reflects inherent implication of protection of a sister by the brother. He asked the people to uphold the tradition of Raksha Bandhan by ensuring protection and respecting dignity of all women. Mr Naidu said, Beti bachao, Beti Padhao and Beti Badhaao should be the mantra of every Indian.