On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, a team of children from SOS Children’s Villages at Hojai and Guwahati tied ‘rakhis’ to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Governor Jagdish Mukhi.
Along with other parts of the world, Raksha Bandhan was also celebrated in Assam’s Hojai.
Sisters tied ‘rakhis’ and offered sweets to their brothers and wished them a healthy and wealthy life.
The 16-member team from the SOS Villages in Hojai and Guwahati included 8 girls and one mother each from the SOS villages, accompanied by Hojai and Guwahati SOS Village directors Paresh Badyakar and Subodh Das respectively.
They celebrated Raksha Bandhan with Chief Minister Sonowal at the Brahmaputra Guest House at Uzanbazar, the official residence of Chief Minister Sonowal.
They also celebrated the festival with Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi and First Lady Prem Mukhi at the Raj Bhawan in Guwahati on Thursday.
“At Raj Bhawan, the SOS Villages’ team greeted the Governor on Raksha Bandhan. They tied ‘rakhis’ to the Governor and the First Lady,” said sources.
“At the Brahmaputra Guest House, they greeted the CM and tied ‘rakhi’ to him,” sources added.
The Governor and the CM interacted with the children and took information about the SOS Children’s Villages of India.
The CM and the Governor said the festival, being celebrated along with the Independence Day on Thursday would further strengthen the spirit of oneness amongst the people and enrich the bonds of brotherhood.
The festival would also enrich amity and harmony among the people and bring peace, progress and prosperity, both the Governor and the CM hoped.
The Governor and CM further thanked the children for tying ‘rakhis’ to them and wished them a bright future.
Raksha Bandhan along with the 73rd Independence was also celebrated at the SOS Children’s Village in Hojai with pomp and gaiety.