Friday, August 28, 2015

Happy Eco-Friendly Raksha Bandhan

Raksh Bandhan is an Indian festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. The love and the sense of responsibility/duty that the brothers feel towards their sisters is incomparable. Rakhi Purnima or Rakhi, as the festival is also popularly known as in many parts of India, is used to celebrate the relationship between brothers and sisters who may or may not be biologically related.

Raksha Bandhan is an ancient festival and has many myths and historic legends lined to it. For example, the Rajuput queens practiced the custom of sending Rakhi threads to neighboring rulers as a token of brotherhood. On Raksha Bandhan, the sister ties a Rakhi on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister' love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her.

So, how about celebrating the festival this year in an Eco-friendly way? If you're looking for a special kind of Rakhi for your dearest brother, do take a look at some of the fabulous creations made by students of Red Cross Government Girls High School for inspiration!
We wish you a very Happy Raksha Bandhan!
                                                        Students are preparing the Eco-friendly Rakhi's
                                              Made by  Divya Sri,  Student of 8th class   (1st prize)
                                              Made by Mamatha,  Student of 9th class  (2nd prize)

                                              Make other person happy with your Eco-friendly gift!