"Greetings on the auspicious festival of Raksha Bandhan," Modi said in his message.
Widows from Vrindavan and Varanasi, women members of various organisations including BJP Mahila Morcha, Delhi Sikh Pratinidhi Sabha, school children, specially-abled children and women MPs from Gujarat were among those who tied rakhi to the Prime Minister.
Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla and Sadhvi Rithambara also greeted the Prime Minister and tied rakhi on his wrist.

A group of widows from ashrams in Varanasi and Vrindavan met the Prime Minister at his Race Course Road residence on Monday morning and tied rakhis on his wrist.
Rajkuri from Sarnath ashram, and Annapurna and Shakuntala from Nepali ashram carried 2,000 rakhis from other widows of Varanasi and Vrindavan, which they presented to the Prime Minister, according to a release from Sulabh International, which takes care of around 1,500 widows in Vrindavan, Varanasi and Kerdarnath.
Eighty-year-old Manu Ghosh hailing from West Bengal and Arati Mistry from Vrindavan also met Modi and tied rakhis.
After actively participating in Holi and Diwali, the widows this time celebrated 'Raksha Bandhan' by tying rakhis on children and sadhus in Vrindavan on Saturday.

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