US President Trump To Receive 1,001 Rakhis From Women Belonging To ‘Trump Village’
Gurgaon (Haryana): On the eve of Raksha Bandhan, the US President Donald Trump will be flooded with Rakhis, despite not knowing what they are.
Women and girls of a remote Muslim-dominated village “symbolically” named by an NGO after US President Donald Trump will send him 1,001 sacred threads on the Hindu festival that celebrates the brother-sister bond.
An NGO named Sulabh adopted Marora village in the backward Mewat region. The president of Sulabh International Organisation, Bindeswara Pathaka, recently renamed the village as “Trump village.”
With just a small gesture, the name of the village attracted international attention. Meanwhile, the district administration has later said the move to rename the village was “illegal”, forcing the organization members to remove boards mentioning the new name.
The village, with a population of 1,800 people, lies under Punhana Tehsil, some 60 kms from Gurgaon and the majority of them are Muslims.
“These students have made 1,001 Rakhis with photos of Donald Trump and 501 rakhis for Narendra Modi. Women of the village consider them their elder brothers,” the representatives of the organization said.
The consignment of Rakhis was sent yesterday through cargo, so that it reaches the US president on Raksha Bandhan on August 7.
Women of the village expressed a desire to meet PM Modi on Raksha Bandhan at his New Delhi residence to tie Rakhis.
As there are only 45 toilets for 140 homes in the village, the organization has recently completed the construction of 95 toilets in the village, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship programme to make every village in the country free of open defacation.