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Indian women tie "Rakhis" or traditional Indian sacred threads onto the wrists of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan celebrations at the India-Pakistan joint check post at the Wagah border on the outskirts of Amritsar, India, August 29, 2015. Rakhi is also the name of a Hindu festival, also known as Raksha Bandhan, during which a sister ties one or more of the sacred threads onto her brother's wrist to ask him to protect her. REUTERS/Munish Sharma      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Indian women tie "Rakhis" or traditional Indian sacred threads onto the wrists of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan celebrations at the India-Pakistan joint check post at the Wagah border on the outskirts of Amritsar, India, August 29, 2015. Rakhi is also the name of a Hindu festival, also known as Raksha Bandhan, during which a sister ties one or more of the sacred threads onto her brother's wrist to ask him to protect her. REUTERS/Munish Sharma TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

New Delhi: The festival of Raksha Bandhan is today being celebrated in different parts of the country.

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani is visiting the Siachen Base Camp to tie Rakhi to soldiers deployed there.

Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman will be tying Rakhi to the jawans at Lumla in Tawang region.

Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal yesterday tied Rakhi to the BSF personnel deployed at the international border in Attari near Amritsar.

Girls from colleges and schools also tied Rakhis to BSF troops at the Attari Border. (ANI)New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): The festival of Raksha Bandhan is today being celebrated in different parts of the country.

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani is visiting the Siachen Base Camp to tie Rakhi to soldiers deployed there.

Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman will be tying Rakhi to the jawans at Lumla in Tawang region.

Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal yesterday tied Rakhi to the BSF personnel deployed at the international border in Attari near Amritsar.

Girls from colleges and schools also tied Rakhis to BSF troops at the Attari Border. (ANI)

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