RAKSHA BHANDAN: A BOND OF CARE & PROTECTION

New Bhoiguda (HYD) Aug. 29: There were number of schools, organizations, Institutes, colleges and families likeminded friends group visited on 29th August 2015, Don Bosco Navajeevan Homes, Ramanthapur, Nampally and Bhoiguda to celebrate Raksha Bhandanwith our children. The day filled with joy filled laughter. To name some of the organization visited us are GENPACT, St Andrew’s School Bowenpally, St. Ann’s School, Secunderabad, Dalit Youth Federation of India (DYFI), Maviya family etc.,

Relationships are the essence of any festivity and it holds true for any Indian festival. Each occasion brings the family together which calls for a celebration. Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of one such relation – that of a brother and a sister. This relationship is nowhere celebrated as in India. Raksha Bandhan is a festival which celebrates the bond of affection between brothers and sisters. It is a day when siblings pray for each others' well being and wish for each others' happiness and goodwill.

Many of our children do not have any sisters and some of them have at home but they never felt abscene of sisters because GENPACT & DYFI groups came forward to fill absence of the sisterly love by tying the  Rakhis. The spotless bond of love between a brother and a sister is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions is expressed by them to our children. Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a special occasion to show this emotional bonding by tying a holy thread around the wrist. Particularly this festival convey’s a message of family bond and need for one another.

The name Raksha Bandhan suggests 'a bond of protection'. On this auspicious day both the groups who tied Rakhis to our children asked them to protect their own brothers and friends from all harms and troubles and to pray for one another’s welfare. In turn our boys entertained them with dances, comedies, jokes and songs. The visitors were taken up by the show of talents by our boys. They were satisfied the coordinal way, they were received and accepted by all of us. Those who visited Ramanthapur home also had chance of guided tour of different departments.

They organized competitions among them according to the age groups like dance, singing and outdoor games and gave away gifts to the winners of the various competitions which brought smiles on faces of the children.

At the end of the day as they were leaving our children became so emotional  and eyes were filled with drops of  love  for sisters  who came to show the bond of  sisterly affection to them. Don Bosco Navajeevan family is ever grateful to all those who thought about us and personally visited our children to bond of care and protection.