Surat: Ahead of Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan to be celebrated together on August 15 this year, 670 students of a school in Surat made human chain by positioning themselves to form the Tricolour and Rakhi.
The students sat on the ground in an order to create the Tricolour with a Rakhi tied on to it.
Wearing a festive look, Surat markets are attracting buyers as they are selling gold and silver rakhis showing Tricolour and map of the country. Also, rakhis with a theme of abrogation of Article 370 and 35A are being sold to give a “message of oneness and to praise the government for their efforts to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir” into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh – will come into existence on October 31.
While Independence Day is a national celebration, Raksha Bandhan happens to be a religious one but falling together on the same day is definitely going to add energy of its own and make a difference in the spirits of those celebrating. It’s a day whole country will be celebrating in one way or another.