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|by Dr. Kumarendra Mallick|
Today is Rakhi Purnima. Though it happens to be the birthday of Lord Balabhadra, the elder brother of Lord Krishna, it is more known for Raksha bandhan. On this day every sister ties a ‘Rakhi’ on the wrist of her brother, feeds sweet and in return gets a gift from the loving and caring brother. The ‘Rakhi’ is the symbolic for brother’s protection to the sister.
With this backdrop the role of brothers to protect their sisters has become more important. There is a move to teach the boys at each home how to behave well with the girls. That is to say ‘Charity begins at home’, and what else would be better than the celebration of ‘Rakshabandhan’.
I would like to stress that girls at home are treasures for all – parents and siblings, brothers specially. Girls make the home lively. They are bundles of amusement, they can make fun of all and get away with. Their mischiefs, jokes as well as advice are most welcome. They patch up broken relations, if any, between brothers and their spouses, between brothers and their girlfriends and dilute arguments even between parents. Girls, tender and kind as they are, are good emissaries for all difficult situations! Instead of buying three tickets for a film, she will buy two to put her brother with his girlfriend and vanish somewhere else with a cold drink or a packet of popcorn. Who would not love these happy souls?
Men in society need to be more proactive and courageous to save the girls, treat them well, fight for their honour so as to build a good society. This is what the festival ‘Rakshabandhan’ teach all of us.
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