New Delhi, Aug 7: Women and children from various segments of society on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence here and tied 'rakhi' on his wrist on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Modi blessed the children and conveyed his best wishes to everyone on the occasion. "Greetings on Raksha Bandhan," he tweeted earlier.
Widows from Vrindavan tied rakhi on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wrist in Delhi here today on the occasion of Rakshabandhan that celebrates the brother-sister bond.
A special programme was organised at the five-century-old Gopinath temple in Vrindavan, where rakhis were packed in beautifully decorated baskets carrying sweets.
Widows living in Vrindavan's 'Meera Sahabhinini' ashram made a major contribution in the making of these scared threads.
The programme was organized by Sulabh International, a non-governmental organization, taking care of 1,000 widows of Vrindavan, Varanasi and Uttarakhand since 2012.
Madan Jha, media in-charge of the organization, said, "Tomorrow, on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, 5 widows from Vrindavan will visit the prime minister's residence in Delhi and tie rakhi to him."
Around 1,500 hand-made rakhis were given to the prime minister.