Local women in Baramulla celebrate Raksha Bandhan with soldiers
Post by RK News on Thursday, August 31, 2023
Baramulla, Aug 30 : Carrying forward a practice that has become a custom for Raksha Bandhan every year, local women at Churanda village in Uri sector on the Line of Control (LoC) turned out in numbers to celebrate the eternal sibling bond with Army jawans.
Fostering a deeper connect and camaraderie with the men in uniform, the local women were pictured tying rakhis on the wrists of the jawans on the eve of Raksha Bandhan.
Amid frequent exchanges of fire between two forces on the LoC, the festival of Raksha Bandhan serves as an occasion to forget the hostilities and celebrate sibling love.
The Army personnel, posted in the border areas, far away from their homes and loved ones, renew their pledge to ensure public safety as they are tied rakhis.
"This is our expression of brotherly love towards the soldiers, who always at hand to help, support and protect us. They celebrate Eid with us. We are here to acknowledge their services and celebrate Raksha Bandhan," said one of the women who participated in the event.
During the celebration, women from nearby villages tied the sacred threads of sibling bond to the soldiers, expressing their gratitude for the services that they render. In return, the soldiers pledged to protect and safeguard the local residents from any harm.
The event was laced with fun, celebration, and sombre moments as jawans from diverse cultural backgrounds came together to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with their siblings.
The Raksha Bandhan celebration on the LOC not only strengthens the emotional bond between soldiers and civilians but also acts as a medium to convey the message of peace and love amid the hostilities with neighbouring Pakistan.
It also serves to promote the idea that love and compassion can transcend borders and boundaries (ANI)