Jalandhar, Aug. 15 : Daughters of two martyred soldiers among five girls tied Rakhi to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Raksha Bandhan, during an ongoing state level function held at the Guru Gobind Singh Stadium.
The Chief Minister expressed gratitude to the district administration for providing him a chance to mark the Rakhi Purv in such a novel way. The district administration selected five school girls to tie Rakhi to the chief minister who was here today to take part in the Independence Day celebrations. The Chief Minister offered them sweets and gifts in return, as a mark of his affection on the festival and auspicious occasion, and wished them a bright, happy and prosperous future.
The girls, who also gave sweets to Captain Amarinder and put a Tilak on his forehead, included daughters of two martyred soldiers. Among the girls, Sonia, is the daughter of martyred Constable Raj Kumar of Rakshak Operation in Jammu and Kashmir, while Bhawna is the daughter of martyr Lance Naik Kulwinder Singh of Rakshak Operation.
The other girls included Sulekha, a student of third standard of the local Red Cross Deaf and Dumb school here, the daughter of a farmer of Gurdaspur. Other two girls were Muskan, a student of local Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Nehru Garden; and Komalpreet Kaur, also from a farming family of village Salempur here. (UNI)