Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra and First Lady of the State Neelam Mishra celebrated the joyous occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ with school children and social organizations at the Raj Bhavan in Itanagar on Sunday with traditional fervour and gaiety.
The school children and members of NGOs tied rakhi (thread of bond and protection) to the Governor, First Lady of the State and members of the Raj Bhavan, officials and exchanged greetings.
Interacting with the children and respected visitors, the Governor highlighted the importance of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ which symbolizes a sacred social ‘bond of protection’.
He said that the noble traditional duty of protection of the sisters by the brothers and, in equal terms, protection of the womenfolk by the men, with brotherly emotions, is unique for the Indian culture. “It is a gift to the world by the Indian civilization,” said Mishra.
“‘Raksha Bandhan’ is the foundation for the collective endeavour towards the well-being and empowerment of the women in Indian culture,” said Governor Mishra.
Reiterating that ‘Raksha Bandhan‘ is a celebration of humanism, responsibility and sanctity of relationship, the Governor called upon the people of the State to strengthen the endearing relationship among all the folds.
The Governor exhorted the children and members of social organizations to promote and propagate messages of peace and harmony amongst all sections of the society, which, he underscored as the prerequisite for development and prosperity of the State and its people.
Later, the Governor hosted a high tea for the students from Government schools and Vivekananda Kendriya Vidhyalaya, and members of social organizations, including Brahma Kumaris and Arunachal Vikas Parishad.