Indian border guards celebrate Rakhi at Wagah

August 16th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI  

By Ravinder Singh Robin
Wagah, Aug.16 (ANI): Rakhsha Bandhan was observed here this morning with young girls from different schools and colleges tying Rakhis on the wrists of Border Security Force (BSF) personnel.
Dancers also performed the traditional folk dance of Gidda. Girls also distributed sweets and fruits.
Talking to ANI, Shifali a student of the Ram Ashram School, said: We are here at border to tie rakhis on the hands of soldiers and to tell them that the country has not forgotten their brave deeds and remembers them on every occasion.
Nagender, a BSF soldier, said: “it is a pleasure for all of us here at border that sisters from various parts of nation arrive to tie Rakhis. I got very emotional today.”
Besides BSF and army personals, jawans of CRPF, ITBP, Punjab poice were also present on the occasion. (ANI)

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