Rakhi symbolises the bond of love, protection and brotherhood — Mohan Bhagwat
Intro: The significance of rakhi goes beyond the bounds of family and symbolises the bond of love, protection and brotherhood. It inspires us to fulfill our responsibilities towards the society, protect our culture and tradition.
“The festival of Raksha Bandhan is not the festival to just celebrate the relationship between a brother and a sister but to strengthen the family values and bond of love. The significance of rakhi goes beyond the bounds of family and symbolises the bond of love, protection and brotherhood. It is not about individual security. It inspires us to fulfill our responsibilities towards the society, protect our culture and tradition and promote an atmosphere of universal brotherhood paving the way for global peace and prosperity,” said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat while speaking at the Raksha Bandhan Utsav held in Bhubaneshwar on August 10. The function was organised by Sanskruti Surakshya Samiti (SSS) at Ravindra Mandap. Professor of Economics in Utkal University Dr Kumarbar Das and president of the Sanskruti Surakshya Shri Samiti Sanjit Panda also shared the dais.
Shri Bhagwat said Raksha Bandhan has national significance and celebration of the festival is one of the ways to protect the Hindu culture and the values enshrined in it.
He said, “The first step to progress is security. The country needs food, water, land, economic growth and above all, border security. Laxity in any of these areas will endanger national security and it is the responsibility of the people to ensure that economic development does not affect its culture as found in Western countries.” —Bureau Report
“The magnanimity of the deed is not important, the intention (bhavna) behind it is important. Therefore, the circulation figure of Rashtradeep is not much important for us. As the aim and objective of the weekly is to serve the people, connect them with their root and culture i.e. Hindutva and to help them eradicate the suffering, pain through information and views, it will go on its path with the very aim and objective in the years to come,” said RSS Sanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat while speaking at the valedictory of Golden Jubilee celebration of leading Odia weekly Rashtradeep in Cuttack.