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August 2nd, 2012

School girls celebrate ‘Raksha Bandhan’ with BSF Jawans

STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: ‘Raksha Bandhan’-a festival of bond-was celebrated on Wednesday along Indo-Pak International Border by the school kids with the Border Security Force personnel amid emotions.
The school girls under the banner of Global Green Peace and Environmental Protection-a NGO this afternoon visited the Suchetgarh border of Ranbir Singh Pura Sector to celebrate the festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ along the border.
The girls tied sacred thread to the Jawans and also presented sweets.
The function was also supported by another NGO-Vigyan Prasar-and government schools of the area.
“The festival primarily observed in India which celebrates the pious relationship between brothers and sisters,” Devinder Choudhary-a teacher said.
He said that it is good to celebrate the occasion with Jawans deployed along the border as they are miles away from their loved ones.
“We feel happy by celebrating ‘Raakhi’ with BSF men, who are far away from their families and guarding us and our posts from enemies without caring for their lives,” Sugandha-a class eight student expressed.
Meanwhile the BSF Jawans accompanied by senior officials later distributed sweets and gifts among the visitors. ‘Raksha Bandhan’ falls on the full moon day of the Shravan Month according to Hindu calendar.

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