New Delhi, Aug. 19 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has greeted the nation on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, saying the festival symbolizes the sacred bond of love, trust and commitment between sisters and brothers.
"On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I extend my warm greetings and felicitations to all fellow citizens. The festival of Raksha Bandhan symbolizes the sacred bond of love, trust and commitment between sisters and brothers," he said in his message.
President Mukherjee further said Raksha Bandhan is an occasion for us to dedicate ourselves to the well-being of women and in particular, the girl child.
"Women should be provided a safe, secure and congenial environment in which their talents can flower and they can contribute their full share in the building of our nation. Traditional cultural values of respect for women need to be fully entrenched in our minds," said President Mukherjee.
"May this unique festival inculcate in every member of our society the highest respect for women, as we strive collectively for the prosperity of our people," he added. (ANI)