Rakshabandhan to unite us

From Kashmir to Kerala, kolkata to gujarat, this thread is being tied....Thread still rules.....
What wonders me is the fact that even youngsters who dont know how to respect their elders do remember the day of rakhi and tie rakshabandhan to their brothers, and classmates. yes rakshabandhan has remained in our hearts. and probably for years this would continue to be one of the popular festivals of india.
When my little cousin sister tied a rakhi, suddenly my mind recollected my college days. When i was in PUC, most of the girls came to the boys and statrted tying rakhis and used smile in a mysterious manner(as a preautionary measure later we found!). Anyway during those days for weeks together, each boy's forearm would be enriched with bunch of clolourful rakhis! Some boys were feeling proud while some felt helpless and betrayed:) Even in hostel, each boy used to tie rakhi each other, which in a way expressed our solidarity. A bond that would attach us and make us forgive each others' mistakes easily.
When we came to degree, number of rakhi tying girls decreased comprehensively, but never their love and care.
Rrashtriya swayamsevak sangh has been using saffron coloured rakhi for years, and today companies come out with novel ideas in creating colourful rakhis, to cater to the cross section of youths. Whatever the colours, ultimately the togetherness, and forgiving nature wins the hearts, i believe and hope you all too.

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