Raksha Bandhan: Hindu women tie rakhis to Muslim men in Gorakhpur
Many people take part in this tradition, which was started by a group of youths in 2009 GORAKHPUR: Carrying forward a decade-old tradition of reclaiming Hindu-Muslim unity on Raksha Bandhan in the city, a huge number of Hindu women tied rakhis to Muslim men at Prem Chandra Park on Tuesday evening. The initiative was taken by a group of young girls and boys of Gorakhpur, back in 2009. Over the years, many people have become a part of this tradition.
“Ten years ago, when we were students, we decided to set an example of love and unity and hence, we started it. I am happy that over the years, many people joined us. Raksha bandhan is a unique festival of love in which brothers and sisters celebrate their 8/15/2019 Raksha Bandhan: Hindu women tie rakhis to Muslim men in Gorakhpur said Anwar Hussain, one of the founders of the tradition.
On the occasion, another founder Pinky Bharti said, “I am one of the founding members and over the years, I have earned many brothers. I love Raksha Bandhan and I love India.” Similarly, Indu Verma, a participant in the program, said, “I have been tying rakhis to Muslim brothers since two years and I think, such programs should be promoted in the country. I am waiting for the day when I could tie rakhi to my Kashniri Muslim brothers
Courtesy : TNN