“Sisters For Change” Campaign To “Helmet” Brothers

Come Rakhi Festival, aka Raksha Bandhan in Hindi, Raksha Bandhana in Kannada and Rakhi Purnima in Punjabi, among others, sisters will not only tie the bonding thread around the wrist of their brothers, but also place a helmet on their heads!

Hyderabad: Kalvakuntla Kavitha, MP and daughter of Telangana Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao, has come up with a unique campaign on the occasion of impending Rakhi Festival, wherein sisters tie a sacred threat around the wrists of their brothers seeking their long life, so that they can continue to protect their siblings.

Under the “Sisters For Change” campaign, the MP has appealed to every sister to not only tie the Rakhi around her brother/s’ wrist, but also put on their head helmet/s. Kavitha will take the lead and tie a rakhi, place a helmet on her brother’s head, and also present him a bike.

Bike is because her brother does not have a two-wheeler. Her brother is K Taraka Rama Rao, who is also an IT Minister in the KCR Government. The brand of the bike is not yet known!

The MP’s endeavour is to create safety awareness among brothers while driving on the roads.

This is how she explained her rationale: “Around 400 youngsters are dying in road accidents every day in the country for not wearing a helmet. This news made me think. So, I launched “Sisters For Change” programme on the occasion of my brother’s birthday.”

“I request all sisters to present a helmet to their brothers along with the Rakhi. Brother protects us… Helmet protects brother”

Kavitha revealed that there is already a great response to the programme. She is even launching a national-level campaign for the same.

Responding to a question by a journalist, the MP maintained, “My brother doesn’t have a bike. So, I will present a bike along with the helmet. Not only that, I will ask him to wear the seat belt while travelling in the car.”

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