Raksha Bandhan – Insurance Schemes as gifts for sisters
Yoga day success brings in a new hope – Raksha Bandhan celebrations a big way by union government
The ruling BJP party has decided to have an official celebration of Raksha Bandhan on August 29th. After the success of Yoga day, the party workers want to celebrate Raksha Bandhan in a big way. The numbers may not be the same but surely with a Great Spirit and gaiety.
Among the many Hindu festivals dear to BJP and its affiliate organizations, Raksha Bandhan came up for discussions in a recent party meeting and Prime Minister Modi . Following this discussions a four-member committee, comprising Union ministers Smriti Irani and Ananth Kumar, was set up to supervise the celebrations of Raksha Bandhan Diwas in a big way this year, sources in the PMO said.
BJP president Amit Shah has proposed to give away prime minister’s insurance schemes as Rakhi gifts to the sisters in a conclave of south Indian party units held in Bengaluru.
Party workers have been asked to launch a vigorous campaign to convince men to gift low-cost accident and life insurance schemes of the government to their sisters. P. Muralidhar Rao, party general secretary in charge of Karnataka, told presspersons that Mr. Shah had instructed the workers to pitch the accident insurance scheme carrying a Rs. 12 premium. The life insurance cover of Rs. 330 premium should be pitched by brothers who could afford that sum.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and the other affiliate organizations of the BJP, had called for celebrating the festival where brothers reaffirm vows to protect their sisters. Last year RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said in a meeting in Bhubaneswar Celebrating Raksha Bandhan is a way to protect Hindu culture and live the values enshrined in it”.
Last year the festival of Raksha bandhan was celebrated at then parliamentary affairs ministers Venkiah Naidu’s house where the MPs tied rakhis or ‘raksha sutra’ as it is called within the Sangh Parivar on each others’ wrists as a sign of brotherhood.