Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the countrymen on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

President Ram Nath Singh also took to Twitter and extended greetings on the festive day.

“Greetings to all fellow citizens on Raksha Bandhan. May the spirit of this festival strengthen fraternal feelings and inspire us to live in a society defined by universal respect for the security and dignity of women, especially of girl children,” he said.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also wished the best on Raksha Bandhan.

“Heartiest greetings to all my brothers and sisters on the occasion of Rakhi Bandhan. Inspired by the ideals of Rabindranath Tagore, we observe this day as ‘Sanskriti Dibas’ in Bangla,” Banerjee wrote on Twitter.

Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi also extended his good wishes and said the festival strengthens the support base of relationship.

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“The festival symbolises not only the deep love between a sister and a brother but also strengthens the support base of relationship. All brothers and sisters observe the ceremony with affection, respect, faith and deep wish for mutual wellness,” he said in a statement.