Pics: Shahrukh Khan, Narendra Modi join Indian to celebrate Raksha Bandhan on Aug 10

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New Delhi, Aug 10: India on Sunday, Aug 10 celebrated Raksha Bandhan, a festival that marks the bond of love between brothers and sisters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan -- all joined Indians to celebrate this festivity.

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated every year on the full moon day of the Shravan month of Hindu calendar. Women in the capital got free rides in public buses Sunday.

Delhi Metro ran extra trips to cater to the rush of commuters. In many instances, women used online web sites to send their love to their brothers.

Widows from Vrindavan and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh tied rakhi to PM

Even on Sunday, women and men thronged shops to do last minute purchases of sweets, gifts and rakhis. Women from different walks of life, including widows from Vrindavan and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, tied rakhi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Schoolchildren and specially-abled children as well as women MPs from Gujarat also tied him rakhi, an official statement said. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee too tied rakhi to Shahrukh Khan during a function in Kolkata.

Mamata Banerjee ties Rakhi to Shahrukh Khan

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ties Rakhi on the wrist of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan to celebrate 'Rakshabandhan'during Kolkata Police Programme in Kolkata on Saturday.

Children tie Rakhi to PM Narendra Modi

Children tying ‘Rakhi' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in New Delhi on Sunday.

Children tie Rakhi to President Pranab Mukherjee

Children tying ‘Rakhi' to the President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan', in New Delhi on Sunday.

Indian Army celebrates Raksha Bandhan

Women constables of BSF tying "Rakhi" to Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) jawans on the eve of Raksha Bandhan at Hili International check post near Balurghat in South Dinajpur District of West Bengal, on Saturday.

Prisoner with his sisters on Raksha Bandhan

A prisoner consoles his sisters who broke down while tying rakhi at Central Jail in Nagpur on Sunday.

Anti-Maleria campaign on Raksha Bandhan

Sex-workers children, underpriviledged and slum children show their rakhis carrying message about Encephalitis during an awarness campign against the disease organised by Kolkata Traffic Police and Medical Bank in Kolkata on Sunday.

A girl ties rakhi on the wrist of a BSF soldier

A girl ties rakhi on the wrist of a BSF soldier on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in Bikaner on Sunday.

Sadhvi Rithambara tying ‘Rakhi' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Sadhvi Rithambara tying ‘Rakhi' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in New Delhi on Sunday.

Girls tying rakhi to UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav

Girls tying rakhi to UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on eve of Raksha Bandhan festival in Lucknow on Saturday.

School girls tie rakhi on the wrists of Army soldiers

School girls tie rakhi on the wrists of Army soldiers on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival in Patiala on Saturday.

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel ties rakhi

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel ties rakhi to BJP national president Amit Shah in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Brahma Kumari's tying rakhi on the wrist of Union Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu

Brahma Kumari's tying rakhi on the wrist of Union Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu on the occasion of Rakhipoonam in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Women tying rakhis on policemen on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan

Women tying rakhis on policemen on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in Allahabad on Sunday.

School girls in head scarf tying rakhi on Governor ESL Narasimhan

School girls in head scarf tying rakhi on Governor ESL Narasimhan during Raksha Bandhan programme at Rajbhavan in Hyderabad on Sunday.

RSS members trying rakhi on each others wrist

RSS members trying rakhi on each others wrist on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan at Gokul Garden in Hubli on Saturday.

Children tying rakhi on the wrist of Home Minister Rajnath

Children tying rakhi on the wrist of Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in New Delhi on Sunday.

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