Raj Bhavan celebrates Raksha Bandhan

ITANAGAR, Aug 26: Students from various schools and representatives of social organisations gathered at the Raj Bhavan here on Sunday to celebrate Raksha Bandhan.
“Raksha Bandhan is the foundation for the collective endeavour towards the wellbeing and empowerment of the women in the Indian culture,” Governor BD Mishra said.
Reiterating that Raksha Bandhan is “a celebration of humanism, responsibility and sanctity of relationship,” Mishra called upon the people of the state to strengthen the endearing relationship among all the folds.
The governor exhorted the children and members of social organizations to promote and propagate peace and harmony amongst all sections of the society, which he underscored as “the prerequisite for development and prosperity of the state and its people.”
The governor’s wife, Neelam Misra, celebrated the festive occasion with the children of Donyi Polo Mission School for the Hearing and Visually Impaired (DPMSHVI) in Chimpu.
The first lady of the state described Raksha Bandhan as a special occasion when siblings pray for each others’ well-being and wish for each others’ safety and happiness.
“It is an occasion to rekindle our commitment towards the sanctity of relationship, responsibility, and humanism,” she said.
Misra felicitated the Donyi Polo Mission, particularly the principal and the staff of the school, for their philanthropic endeavours.
The children presented a colourful cultural programme, and DPMSHVI principal H Sharma briefed about the school and its achievements.
VKV Koloriang also celebrated Raksha Bandhan with SIB, ITBP and CRPF jawans in the school premises.
The Chowkham battalion of the Indian Army’s Dao Division organized Raksha Bandhan celebrations at all its company bases.
School children from different villages tied rakhis on soldiers of the battalion to commemorate its commitment to the safety and security of the people. A weapon display was also organised to motivate children.
The soldiers gave sweets, chocolates and footballs to the children. (With input from PRO, Raj Bhavan)