It's Raksha Bandhan time and siblings around the nation are celebrating a day when brothers make a special promise to their sisters. This is one of those occasions, when we get to see our politicians, just like us, share a special day with their loved ones.
Some more photos from the Rakshabandhan celebrations. pic.twitter.com/hSh6QfNpJX— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2015
Women tie Rakhi to PM Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan (source: PMO) pic.twitter.com/hXOxKItTS8— ANI (@ANI_news) August 29, 2015
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is also widely referred to as Narendrabhai , also celebrated this day with Indian citizens. He shared pictures on Twitter, being the social media-savvy leader that he is.
May we all pledge to dedicate ourselves to the well-being of women of India particularly the girl child #PresidentMukherjee— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) August 29, 2015
Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan.It symbolizes affection, commitment and happiness.May the festival bring joy to all.— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) August 29, 2015
रक्षाबंधन की बधाई। सभी बहनों की सुरक्षा की दुआ करता हूँ। अपनी छोटी बहन से राखी बंधवाने हरिद्वार उसके घर जा रहा हूँ।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 29, 2015
Amidst Twitter flooding with wishes from political leaders like Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi, Sushma Swaraj tied a rakhi on Venkaiah Naidu's arm, who has stood by her through various storms as a party colleague.
Delhi: EAM Sushma Swaraj ties Rakhi to Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu pic.twitter.com/2OJqvM0khM— ANI (@ANI_news) August 29, 2015
Celebrities too decided to share their moments on Twitter and let their fans be a part of their special day:
1 simple thread...bond for life. Our 3 maids tying the 1st 3 Rakhis of d season. God bless you sisters. Happy Rakhi. pic.twitter.com/izteMVTwVi— Shreyas Talpade (@shreyastalpade1) August 29, 2015
And then there was Nitish Kumar, who tied a rakhi to a tree to create environmental awareness:
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar ties Rakhi to a tree on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in Patna. pic.twitter.com/viMSEiRovu— ANI (@ANI_news) August 29, 2015
Ex-servicemen on Jantar Mantar too celebrated the special bond:
Mother of Captain Vijyant Thapar (who lost his life in Kargil war) ties Rakhi to Ex-servicemen at Jantar Mantar. pic.twitter.com/t5PYu5mXoO— ANI (@ANI_news) August 29, 2015
Perhaps, some Indo-Pak friendship on display as well
I have been tying Rakhi to Modi ji for years now, its always a great feeling-Qamar Jahan,Pakistani national pic.twitter.com/A7mT6Qz6Im— ANI (@ANI_news) August 29, 2015
Meanwhile, Chetan Bhagat had some piece of advice only he could come up with:
Rakhi tomorrow guys. Stay safe. Avoid talking to all women friends, including on Whatsapp. Situation should get normal in a day.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) August 28, 2015
We wish India a happy Raksha Bandhan and hope that our leaders will be able to ensure the safety of all Indians beyond party lines, just as they celebrated this day.