Amid a pandemic, it is quite obvious that celebrating festivals with fervor is something that we will have to give a miss. And most of them would go online this year. Raksha Bandhan is the upcoming one and will be celebrated on August 3 this year.
While every year, most of us, would visit our brothers and tie a Rakhi on their wrist, this year we'd have to send one via post even to those who live probably quite nearby.
Now, ahead of the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Pakistani sister Qamar Mohsin Sheikh sent a rakhi to him.
CPMG Gujarat, a postal network, posted a picture of the courier on Twitter.
Speaking to ANI, Qamar said, "In this corona period, I will first look for the safety of my brother. We shouldn't mind because of the current situation in the country. If it had been possible, he would have called me definitely. I have sent my Rakhi to him by courier along with a letter. I pray for long life for him. He should keep on working like this only. I pray to Allah for his good and healthy life."
Expressing her wish, she said, "I feel he will interact with me on a video call on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan."
She said, "A sister can only wish for the good life of his brother and she can tie Rakhi by herself but the situation is changed this time. I regret that this will be our 25th Raksha Bandhan and I couldn't tie Rakhi by myself this year because of the pandemic. I pray he keeps doing good work for the people and people bless him."
Qamar also praised the way PM Modi handled the pandemic situation. She said, "He has handled the situation very well in the tough times of corona pandemic. If he did not control the situation on time, reality would have been different today."
She has also sent a book 'Qamar Jahan' by Padmashri Garender Patel, a famous writer.
(With inputs from ANI)