Special rakhis for ‘brother’ Modi from elderly women, widows of UP
Lucknow, August 4: For the country, he is our Prime Minister, but for the elderly women and widows residing in ashrams (special homes) and old age homes of Varanasi and Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, Narendra Modi is their "beloved brother".
And, as the festival of Raksha Bandhan is due in a few days from now, these women are busy making special rakhis for Modi. This year, the festival will be celebrated on August 7.
Every year, during Raksha Bandhan women and girls tie rakhi (a special colourful thread) on the wrists of their brothers and the brothers in return vow to protect their sisters.
The Hindu religious festival is celebrated by people belonging to all religions as it marks a special bond between brothers and sisters.
For the last few days, the elderly women and widows of the ashrams and old age homes are having a great time making several rakhis for the PM. As they sit and make rakhis, they sing, talk and make merry in anticipation of meeting Modi again.
Like every year, this time too, these women will visit Modi and personally tie rakhis on his wrist.
Speaking to reporters a woman said, "PM Modi is our brother Modi. He is doing a great job for the country. We are proud of him. We are making special rakhis for him. All of us are excited to meet him again."
In fact, Varanasi is the parliamentary constituency of Modi from where he won the 2014 Lok Sabha polls with a huge margin.