Dehradun: Raksha Bandhan is around the corner when a group of women studying in Ajivika Education has been preparing rakhis to send them to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, few Cabinet ministers and the army men who are guarding the borders, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
This year Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan falls on the same day and hence these women have made all the rakhis on the theme of Independence Day with the help of grains.
“We have made all our rakhis with grains to send out a clear message that the government has made efforts for the upliftment of farmers. And we are happy that they have also removed Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. We are making these rakhis to thank them for making such moves. All our rakhis are handmade and are made up of grains,” said a volunteer.
Thanking the army and government for protecting the country, another volunteer said,” We have made rakhis based on the theme of Independence Day. We have made flags ad India’s map on our rakhis. It is good that the government has removed Aricle 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and I thank the army and the government for giving us protection.”
Parliament recently revoked Article 370, passed Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganization) Act 2019, reorganizing the state in two Union Territories- Jammu and Kashmir with Assembly and Ladakh without it.