Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje validated the purity of this festival called ‘Raksha Bandhan’. On the auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, CM Raje tied rakhis (sacred bands) to AACC Jawans who sacrifice their lives for the safety and security of the citizens of the state and the country.
CM Raje graced the fists of AACC commandos with beautiful rakhis on the day which is known for brothers and sisters. The sweet gesture of CM Raje redefined the meaning of Rakhi for one and for all. It is not only a brother-centric event but it is for anyone who stands by you to protect you. CM Raje did just that!
School girls from SOS Children Village came in to meet CM Raje and also tied her rakhis. CM Raje blessed the girls and felicitated them with presents after tying the rakhi.
A pair of brothers named Ram and Shyam flew from Jhalawar to tie rakhis to CM Raje. They also adorned the CM with a “Chundhari Dupatta”. The two brothers have set it as a ritual to come and tie rakhis to CM every year without fail.
A pleasant surprise for prisoners
The Rajasthan government also made arrangements for gifting prisoners at various cells across the state. This noble initiative is aimed at keeping the prisoners happy and connected with the outside world. It also brings a big smile on their faces.
Free Travelling for ladies
The Rajasthan government has made all rail travels free for all women and girls. The government has ritually and religiously followed this gesture for over years now. This initiative has proved to be a benison for daughters, sisters and wives who want to travel across to their brother’s homes to celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan.