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New Delhi : The President of India Ram Nath Kovind, in his message on August 25, 2018, on the eve of Raksha Bandhan, extended greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens in India and abroad.

“ On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens in India and abroad. Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of the unique relationship between brothers and sisters. Tying of a Rakhi symbolizes love, affection and mutual trust between sisters and brothers. May the spirit of this festival strengthen fraternal feelings, and inspire us to live in a society defined by universal respect for the security and dignity of women, especially of girl children,” President Kovind said.

The Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu also greeted the people on the eve of Raksha Bandhan. In a message, he said that Rakshabandhan is celebrated all over the country reaffirming the strong bond of love and affection between brothers and sisters. The festival also upholds the high place traditionally accorded to women in our society, he added.

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