Posted: 11:34a.m. IST, August 1, 2012
New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has greeted the people of the country ahead of the auspicious occasion of Rakshabandhan.
In his message, Ansari said the festival promotes harmonious social life by reaffirming our faith in the traditional values of love and protection.
He called upon the people to follow the ideals associated with this festival to promote the spirit of amity, harmony and goodwill in our lives.
I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the citizens of our country on the auspicious occasion of Rakshabandhan, he said.
Rakshabandhan signifies the protective bond between brothers and sisters and the celebration of this festival plays an important role in spreading the message of unity and harmony in our society, he added.
The festival, which will be celebrated all across the country tomorrow, celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters.
The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (sacred thread) by a sister on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her. (ANI)