03 August 2020 10:40
Despite the coronavirus keeping all apart, the nation today (August 3) celebrates the festival of Raksha Bandhan. While some are home with their family, some are celebrating it virtually. Even sports stars are not left behind as they took to social media and shared photos with their siblings to celebrate this joyous occasion. Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter and said that this year Raksha Bandhan is being celebrated differently. He captioned the images, "This year's Raksha Bandhan is a little different.
In spite of the 'temporary' distance, the bond of love I share with my sisters is stronger than ever. Hope all of you have a blessed #RakshaBandhan". Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan too shared many pictures on Twitter and wrote, "We've got a bond for a lifetime! Happy #RakshaBandhan to my amazing sisters". Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Suresh Raina said that his sister 'will forever be my favorite companion'.
He captioned the image celebrating the festival: Wishing everyone a Happy & Blessed Raksha Bandhan! Renu, you will forever be my favorite companion! I promise that I will forever be there for you. To all the brothers and sisters, let's celebrate this Bandhan of Love". Yuvraj Singh too shared memories with his sister on his Instagram handle. He, however, also took a moment to thanks sisters who are working in hospitals and healthcare units, protecting all of by risking their own lives. He wrote, "Walking down memory lane, remembering some wonderful times spent with my amazing siblings. We may not get to see each other as often as we did during our younger days, but the bond we share has only strengthened over time! Wishing all my lovely sisters a very Happy Rakshabandhan. "Let's also spare a moment to thank our sisters who are working in hospitals and healthcare units, protecting all of us by risking their own lives" Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals (DC) took to Instagram and shared images of their players with their sisters and wrote, "This #RakshaBandhan, take a vow to protect your sister with a big knot of unwavering love and affection. P.S. Celebrate responsibly and stay safe at home. #YehHaiNayiDilli". As for the IPL, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its Governing Council meeting on Sunday (August 2) has decided to hold the 13th edition of the cash-rich tournament from September 19 to November 10. The tournament will see matches starting from 7:30 PM IST and will also witness 10 doubleheaders. Priyanka Gandhi posts emotional message for Rahul Gandhi on Raksha Bandhan India oi-Ajay Joseph Raj P New Delhi, Aug 03: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Monday posted an emotional message on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and said she has learnt "love and patience" from her brother and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Priyanka posted a picture with Rahul and said she is proud to have a brother like him. Taking to Twitter, Priyanka Gandhi said, "I have learned love, truth and patience from my brother while living together in every happiness and sorrow. I am proud to have such a brother. Heartiest greetings to all the countrymen for the holy festival #Rakshabandhan. #RakshaBandhan." Earlier, Rahul Gandhi extended Rakhi greetings on Twitter and posted a picture of him hugging his sister Priyanka. "Wishing every one a happy #RakshaBandhan," Gandhi had tweeted. High time Mehbooba Mufti is released, says Rahul Gandhi Meanwhile, leaders and politicians from across the country have been extending greetings on the auspicious, joyous festival of Raksha Bandhan today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the wishes and blessings from country's Nari Shakti on the occasion have humbled him and infused him with inspiration and energy. Also, Union Home Minister Amit Shah greeted people on the festival of Raksha Bandhan. Shah is currently undergoing treatment in hospital as he tested positive for coronavirus. "Heartfelt greetings to the people of the country on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan," Shah tweeted in Hindi. On Sunday, the home minister said he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was getting admitted in a hospital following the advice of doctors. "I have done a coronavirus test after showing initial symptoms and I have tested positive. My health is fine but I am getting admitted to a hospital on the advice of doctors."