Raksha Bandhan was celebrated on Wednesday, August 30th, at the Ganderbal Army Camp by students from the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) and the Samskruthi foundation.
‘Celebrate Rakhi with Soldiers’ is a project of Samskruti Foundation, according to a statement released by the CUK PRO, with the goal of inspiring residents to show their appreciation for the extraordinary efforts, sacrifices, and bravery of the armed forces. Students from throughout the University’s three campuses (Green, Nunnar, and Tulmulla) took part in the event, supporting the cause of the foundation.
Furthermore, the students and the soldiers engaged in fruitful conversation on the students’ and the soldiers’ respective reasons for joining the military, the selection procedures, and the difficulties of military life. The children were fascinated to learn about the many experiences soldiers have and were moved by the sacrifices they make to protect civilians and the country at crucial moments.
The “Rakhi for Soldiers” initiative is a celebration of guardianship and patriotism via the act of students attaching Rakhis to respected military officials. The experience “will leave an indelible mark on the students, reminding them of their responsibilities as future custodians of our nation’s heritage,” according to the release.
This celebration falls on the same day as our own ancient custom, which has come to represent the mutual admiration and appreciation that characterise our people and our country. Vice Chancellor Prof. A. Ravinder Nath expressed gratitude to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for promoting such activities in an effort to preserve our culture and for providing the chance to honour those who safeguard the borders and interests of our wonderful nation: the armed forces. He lauded the CUK volunteers who had tied the Rakhi on the troops’ wrists. He praised the efforts of the commanders at the Ganderbal Army base in planning the ceremony. On this momentous occasion, he also sent his warmest wishes to the whole brotherhood.
Assistant Professor Dr. Himabindu and Dean of Students’ Welfare Dr. Mehraj ud Din Shah planned the event.