To celebrate Rakshabandhan and promote the conservation of trees, Bihar's CM Nitish Kumar tied rakhis to trees in Patna on August 22. Urging the people to plant saplings, Kumar also said, ''People should save trees, just like they save people...We need to plant trees and save them to conserve the environment.'' Notably, he has been continuing the act since 2012 as a ''Vriksh Raksha Diwas'' or Tree Protection Day.
Celebrating Rakshabandhan PM Narendra Modi wished the nation on August 22 and tweeted, ''Best wishes to the people of the country on the auspicious occasion of Rakshabandhan". On the day of Rakshabandhan, sisters tie rakhi on their brothers' wrists as per custom. Meanwhile, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu also extends his greeting to people and said, ''Let us resolve to uphold the dignity of women".
Differently-abled children in the DARE school are making eco-friendly rakhis, festival-oriented masks, and tote bags for the occasion of Rakshabandhan and Onam. These products are made using green gram, dal, dry pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. The motive behind this activity is to engage the students to understand the significance of the festivals. Besides, the products are available on the social media site of the NGO Srishti Trust’s… read-more
Courtesy: The Logical Indian