Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and hoped the festival will strengthen bonds among people.
Gandhi described the festival as a "celebration of mutual bonding between people, as indeed the affection between a brother and a sister".
She hoped the festival "as always will foster bonds and honour amongst people".
Raksha Bandhan festival is being celebrated Saturday.
On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie ‘rakhi’ (sacred thread) on the wrists of their brothers which symbolises their love for them while the brothers promise to protect them always.