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Threads of love for soldier brothers

- Narbheram Hansraj schoolgirls tie rakhis on wrists of army men

A soldier is a brother to citizens all the year round.

Celebrating this spirit of patriotism on Raksha Bandhan, students of Narbheram Hansraj English School on Sunday tied the sacred thread to army men at the Sonari-based army camp.

Over a dozen girls of Classes XI and XII expressed their gratitude to soldiers for their raksha with the bandhan.

The camp was brimming with emotions as the students tied rakhis to the army men.

“We feel so good. It is such a pleasure to tie rakhis to the jawans, who are always there to protect us. They are on duty round the year, away from their families, just to serve the nation. We all celebrate rakhi at home but they are here, far away from their sisters,” said Aman Sharma, a Class XII student.

Rashmi Kalra, the moderator of the Interact Club, said they started visiting the army camp last year to develop cordial relations with them.

“The soldiers gave our students a warm welcome and arranged a tea party. Besides, the girls received cash and gift hampers of cosmetics as rakhi gifts. They were thrilled and could not have asked for more,” she added.

Members of Brahmakumaris, a socio-spiritual organisation, also visited the army camp to celebrate the festival with the jawans.

This apart, the outfit has planned a rakhi celebration at their centre in Baradwari from August 15 to August 17 to spread the message of peace and goodwill. All are welcome at the event.