New Delhi, July 25: Certain social organisations of the nation are going to organize the festival of Rakshabandhan on a grand scale in Delhi on August 17.
According to sources, these organizations include Muslim Rashtriya Manch and Rashtriya Ekta Mission, and two Christian organizations among others.
This International Rakshabandhan celebration will be the first kind to be held in India to witness a massive participation of people from all walks of life and all religious hues. Final touches to this celebration were given at a meeting of these organizations held here a couple days ago.
Senior RSS functionary and patron of MRM and Ekta Mission Indresh Kumar was present at this meeting. It was decided to hold this celebration on August 17, a day ahead of the festival of Rakshabandhan.
According to sources, the celebration was aimed at spreading the message of peace, brotherhood, honouring the womanhood, and cementing the bond of nationalism cutting across the party, religion, language, caste and regionalism lines.
Among the organisations that are planning this festival are Rashtriya Ekta Mission, Muslim Rashtriya Manch, a couple of Christian organisations, and Buddhist organisation too. Some big leaders are expected to participate in this unique event. This grand festival will be held at Talkatora Stadium on August 17 at 3 pm in which some 4000 to 5000 people are expected to participate.
Talking to News Bharati, senior RSS functionary and driving force behind this unique event Indresh Kumar said that Rakshabandhan is not a ritualistic Hindu festival. This is a festival of humanity and moral values. This is also the way to the emancipation of women from exploitation, he said. In addition to this the festival of Rakshabandhan also teaches us to lead a moral life and stay away from violence, he added.
This festival will help us to project Indian values and ethos to the world giving the message that the safety and security and respecting womanhood is guaranteed in the Indian ethos and values and do not subscribe to any type of violence, Indresh Kumar said.