Lucknow, August 6: Children in Lucknow tied Rakhi to trees and took a pledge to protect them and grow more trees. Many girls and boys came together and tied the ceremonial band to the trees. They were also accompanied by their parents. In a bid to encourage tree plantation, these kids tied Rakhi that had written on it ‘Ped lagao, Paryavaran bachao’ (Plant trees, save the environment).

Also, school students in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district made a 100-feet long ‘Rakhi’ for the Indian soldiers. Most of these soldiers are unable to come home during the festival of Rakhi which marks the bond between brothers and sisters. Hence, the students tried to keep the spirit of the soldiers up and to boost their morale they decided to present them with this symbolic band. The students were clicked holding this huge and beautiful Rakhi they’ve made for the Indian army men.

Meanwhile, in Varanasi and Gonda, brothers have decided to gift their sisters toilet on the occasion of Rakshabandhan.

The festival, Rakshabandhan, will be celebrated across India on August 7. It marks the bond of love between brothers and sisters.