Gangtok, 20 Aug:
Brahma Kumari Meditation Centre, Gangtok, celebrates Raksha Bandhan every year as part of their annual festivals. This year, the centre is honoring the bond between a brother and sister from 08 Aug to 02 Sept.
As part of the Rakhi celebrations, they celebrated the festival today with the personnel of Sadar Police Station here.
Brahma Kumari didis tied Rakhis on the wrists of the cops stationed there and offered them sweets.
Later, the Brahma Kumari didis tied Rakhis decorated with colourful beads on the wrists of officials and staff of the Nayuma Television at a function held at the Nayuma Office located at Sonam Gyatso Marg.
The programme was attended by General Manager, Nayuma Television, Gajendra Ghaley, Chief Editor, Nayuma News, Xavier Subba, Associate Editors Bharat Sharma and KK Chettri, and other staff members.
The Brahma Kumaris were led by its centre head, Brahma Kumari Sonam didi, and were joined by didis and brothers of the Brahma Kumaris.
Sonam didi, in her address, spoke about the importance of Rakhi and their objective of celebrating Rakhi in this manner.
She said that the Rakhi festival has its own importance and traditional values while also expressing disappointment over the festival losing its essence in the present times.
“Rakhi these days is being celebrated for fashion and some other selfish reasons which is very disappointing,” she expressed.
She thanked the Managing Director of Nayuma Television, Roshan Rai, for providing support and granting permission to celebrate the festive at Nayuma office.
She informed that founder of Prajapita Brahma Kumari Rajyog Bishwas Vidhyalaya and Chief of Brahma Kumaris, Rajyogini Dadi Janki ji, will be visiting Sikkim this year in Nov.
The function was also addressed by the GM, Nayuma Television, Mr Ghaley, who in his address extended gratitude towards the Brahma Kumari didis and brothers for celebrating Rakhi and thanked them for choosing Nayuma Television for the event.
He assured of supporting the centre in all possible way.
The Brahma Kumari Meditation Centre will be visiting various social organisations, institutions, schools, offices, State Jail, orphanages, old age homes and NHPCs to celebrate Raksha Bandhan.
It may be mentioned here, the festival of Rakhi falls on 26 Aug.