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Raksha Bandhan: Leaders cutting across party lines celebrate festival

Rakshabandhan was celebrated with great fanfare throughout India on Monday, with brothers and sister rejoicing the special day together. PTI

Raksha Bandhan was celebrated with great fanfare throughout India on Monday, with brothers and sister rejoicing the special day together. PTI

Members of Gujarat's Koli community met and greeted President Ramnath Kovind and his wife on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on Monday. PTI

Members of Gujarat's Koli community met and greeted President Ramnath Kovind and his wife on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on Monday. PTI

A delegation of 116 women and 27 men, representing the Koli Samaj, tied the traditional rakhi on the hands of the president. PTI

A delegation of 116 women and 27 men, representing the Koli Samaj, tied the traditional rakhi on the hands of the president. PTI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal celebrated the festival with school girls and a group of Brahma Kumaris who tied rakhis on his wrist. PTI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal celebrated the festival with school girls and a group of Brahma Kumaris who tied rakhis on his wrist. PTI

In Delhi, a group of tibetan women tied rakhi to Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence. In a tweet, the home minister wished the country on the occasion of Raksha Bandan. PTI

In Delhi, a group of Tibetan women tied rakhi to Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence. In a tweet, the home minister also greeted the country on the occasion of Raksha Bandan. PTI

Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, on Monday went to the Raj Bhavan to tie a Rakhi on Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi's wrist on the eve of Rakhi purnima. PTI

Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, on Monday went to the Raj Bhavan to tie a Rakhi on Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi's wrist. PTI


Published Date: Aug 08, 2017 15:19 PM | Updated Date: Aug 08, 2017 15:19 PM

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