In his message, Mukherjee extended his warm greetings and good wishes to all citizens here and abroad, and said "The festival of Rakhi spreads harmony and celebrates brotherhood. Rakhi is a sacred thread of protection embellished with the affection of a sister for her brother. It symbolises the inseparable bond of love between brothers and sisters."

He added that the gesture is ‘not a mere ritual’, but a powerful act that obligates everyone to ensure the safety and security of women.

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