10 August, 2006
Hindus celebrate event
Thousands of Hindus around the country celebrated the last day of the weeklong Raksha Bandhan yesterday. The event provides religious and social bonding between brothers and sisters. The girl would tie a band around her brother's wrist and wish him a prosperous life while the brother, in return, pledges to protect his sister and uphold her dignity and honour. The celebration started on 1 August and allows children to strengthen bonds between one another.