Updated on 3 Aug 2020, 12:16 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PHOTO: PIB)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday greeted the people of the country on Raksha Bandhan festival and said the festival reaffirms the sacred bond between brothers and sisters.
Naidu wished the people on the eve of Raksha Bandhan and said, “I convey my greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan”.
The vice president said that the festival reaffirms the bond of love that binds brothers and sisters together.
“Across India and worldwide, the sacred bonds between brothers and sisters are honoured on Raksha Bandhan day. This festival reaffirms the strong ties of love and affection that bind brothers and sisters together” he said.
Naidu also called upon the people to uphold the dignity and respect traditionally accorded to women in the society and empower women to reach their true potential.
“May this festival bring peace, harmony and prosperity in our country,” he added.
Modi also greeted the nation in a tweet in Hindi, saying, "Many greetings to all citizens on the festival of Raksha Bandhan".
Amit Shah, who is currently under treatment in a hospital after testing positive for Coronavirus, also wished the people on Raksha Bandhan.
"Heartfelt greetings to the people of the country on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan," Shah tweeted in Hindi.
The home minister tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and as advised by doctors he was admitted in a hospital.