To boost the morale of the Indian soldiers stationed at various borders, women not only across the country but also from abroad have prepared at least 12,000 rakhis which will be sent to the security personnel by a group of individuals in Vadodara. The group each year collects these rakhis from the women volunteers and send them to Kargil and Siachen for the soldiers on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.Also Read - Boycott China: Chinese Toys, Rakhis & Decorative Lights May Not be Sold This Festive Season

“These rakhis were sent by the women falling in the age group between 6 to 84 years. We will send these rakhis by packing them in tri-colour boxes. They will be sent to Siachen, Galwan valley and Kargil. Women from Canada, Australia etc have also sent rakhis to us. We want our jawans to be safe,” said a volunteer while speaking to ANI.

“This year, we thought people would not be able to send Rakhis. But, still, we have got 12,000 rakhis. Despite coronavirus, women sent the rakhis to us. Some of them made it at home,” informed another volunteer.

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated across India to symbolise the bond between the brothers and sisters.