Women throng Kashmir security camps to tie rakhi on jawans’ wrists

Monday, Aug 7, 2017,11:14 IST By joji A A A

Jammu | For the jawans posted in Jammu region, away from their homes, Raksha Bandhan came early as school girls and women thronged various security installations for the past two days to tie rakhis on the wrists of soldiers.
Although the festival, which celebrates the brother- sister bond, will be observed across the country tomorrow, groups of women yesterday and today visited various camps in Poonch, Udhampur and Samba districts and tied rakhis on the wrists of the jawans who are posted away from their homes, the officials said.
Two days back, school girls accompanied by their teachers visited various camps of the BSF, Army and CRPF here and places including Suchetgarh, Digyana and Sunjwan to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with the jawans.
Women and girls celebrated Raksha Bandhan with soldiers also in Kathua and Samba over the past few days, the officials said.