Hyderabad, Aug 26: The Nation has been celebrating the Rakhi festival, which is celebrated every year as a tribute to the loving relationship between brothers and sisters.
In the wake of unprecedented calamity in Kerala, the Governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh ESL Narasimhan has decided not to hold Rakhi Celebrations at Raj Bhavan this year, on August 26.
The Governor's office in a statement here today appealed to the people of both states to help the people of Kerala to recover from the devastating floods.
On this day, sisters tie a sacred thread, known as a rakhi, on their brothers' wrists. Brothers, in turn, promise to always protect their sisters from any harm that may come their way. Hence the name Raksha Bandhan, where "Raksha" means protect and "Bandhan" means bond.
This year, Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is falling on a Sunday - August 26. To celebrate this festival, brothers and sisters meet and exchange wishes. Sisters then tie a rakhi on their brothers' wrists, and an exchange of gifts usually takes place. Those who cannot meet exchange wishes over the phone and on the Internet.