The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Saturday presented more than 10,000 rakhis to defence minister Rajnath Singh.
These rakhis are designed by women entrepreneurs for Indian soldiers posted at borders with China and Pakistan, amid its campaign for boycott of Chinese goods.
The rakhis handed over to Singh included ‘Modi Rakhi’ made in Delhi.
The rakhis handed over to Singh for the soldiers consist of Modi Rakhi made in Delhi, Jute Rakhi made in Nagpur, Paint Rakhi made in Jaipur, Seed Rakhi made in Pune, Wool Rakhi made in Satna, Jharkhand Rakhi made from tribal items in Jamshedpur, Tea leaves Rakhi made in Tinsukia in Assam, Rakhi made with tea leaves in Kolkata, Silk Rakhi made in Kolkata, fashionable rakhi made in Mumbai, etc.
CAIT secretary general Praveen Khandelwal said women entrepreneurs have made millions of rakhis by using Indian goods in collaboration with women of lower economic strata from different states, according to reports.
These rakhis will be distributed to traders and their employees through trade associations spread across the country.