Vrindavan Widows Send Rakhi’s And Tricolour Flags To PM Modi
Mathura/Agra, August 9 (TNA) 501 Rakhi along with 75 tricolor flag are being sent to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi by widowed mothers living in Vrindavan on the festival of Rakshabandhan.
Till last few years, some widows used to visit PM's house to tie Rakhi on the day of Raksha Bandhan. But for the last two years they could not do so due to the COVID pandemic. This time the Prime Minister's office has been contacted and on getting permission, some mothers can go to the Prime Minister to tie Rakhi.
Mothers living in the ashram of Vrindavan have prepared special rakhis with images of Modiji and are also sending 75 tricolours along with them. Rakhis with color photos of Prime Minister Modi have been prepared by Widow mothers living in Maa Sharda and Radhatila Ashrams in Vrindavan.
Every year a program of making Rakhi for widowed mothers is organized by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of Sulabh International and a well-known social reformer, and today the same event was done in Maa Sharda Ashram.
On Tuesday, these elderly women decorated the Rakhis (sacred threads) made by them in two baskets and are sending it to Delhi for the Prime Minister. A representative of Sulabh informed that these will be delivered at the PMO on Wednesday.
With an aim to break the social stigma, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, the renowned social reformer and founder of the Sulabh movement, started organizing all important Hindu rituals for the widows living in Vrindavan. Rakshabandhan is also one of them.
Vinita Verma, Vice President of Sulabh International said that earlier, on behalf of thousands of widows, four-five widows used to go to Delhi to distribute Rakhi and give sweets to Modi, this year also we are in touch with the Prime Minister's Office.