Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, declared on Friday that women in the northern state would get free bus rides for the next 48 hours in honor of Rakshabandhan.
The announcement is CM Yogi’s Rakshabandhan gift to the state’s female residents.
The office of Chief Minister Yogi tweeted, “On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, the Uttar Pradesh State Transport Corporation shall give free travel facility in buses for the safe journey of all women of the state.
The state leader then added that the women might travel for free for 48 hours, beginning at midnight on August 10 and ending at midnight on August 12, making the already unusual action much more unusual.
The action is intended to commemorate the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava,” The free bus service will be offered to women across the state for 48 hours.
On Sunday, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu asked everyone to protect women’s dignity and ensure their safety.
Mr. Naidu is in Bengaluru on business. At Raj Bhavan, he celebrated Rakshabandhan with students from several nearby schools.
In his message to the country on this important day, Mr. Naidu stated that Rakshabandhan is a celebration of the unique and enduring love and respect shared by brothers and sisters.
“Cheers to Raksha Bandhan! The festival of Rakshabandhan honors the unique and enduring affection and respect shared among siblings. Let’s make a commitment on this auspicious day to protect women’s dignity and make sure they always have a safe environment “The Office of the Vice President tweeted.
Mr. Naidu, according to the Vice President’s Secretariat, urged the populace to treat everyone as if they were their brothers and sisters, saying that doing so would foster fraternity and peace among the people and strengthen our country.
He praised the traditional Indian family structure, saying that it teaches us to respect the elderly and fosters a sense of giving and care in children.
He noted that numerous Indian festivals highlight family relationships, deepen the sense of community and that sisters bring joy and pleasure into the home.
An annual event commemorating the unique link between siblings is called Rakshabandhan, one of the most well-known Hindu holidays. On this day, sisters often tie rakhis around their brothers’ wrists, and the two parties exchange presents.