In the times of religious turbulence Students of Jamia Millia Islamia sent out a strong message of peace, love & universal brotherhood with a joyous celebration of Rakshabandhan in the campus on 7th August 2017.It was an initiative of NSUI-Jamia chapter.
The event was historic moment where girls wrote messages of brotherly love and affection for the Indian Army soldiers. Along with 500 Rakhis, the messages of good wishes have been sent to General Bipin Rawat, South Block.Mr. Ahmad Azeem PRO of Jamia and Prof Mehmood secreteary of JTA jointed the event. A generous amount of ‘Shagun’ was distributed by them amongst the girl.
Later students tied Rakhi to VC Prof Talat Ahmad, Cheif proctor Mr. Haroon Sajjad, Asst proctor Mr shakeel and DSW Mr Naved who also gave shagun to the girls and appreciated the initiative and praised the students for their efforts of promoting cultural integration in the university. The security guards on campus also recieved sweets and girls Tied Rakhi and evoke their blessings.
The event gave a strong message of cultural tolerance and acceptance by reviving the Ganga Jamuna Tehzeeb.
What Girls Speak about the Historic Rakshabandhan
I feel honoured and proud to send these rakhis to our soldiers. It is because of them that we are sitting here comfortably while they are away from their families, guarding our borders. We salute their spirit. God Bless them!
-Umaima Shan Uroos
It was actually nice knowing our college students as the one initiating much broad mindedness among the public now ,celebrating every festival of India as a common indian citizen .I would like to add that whoever had this idea of tieing rakhi to the soldiers is a human made of real kind soul remembering our brothers at the border not only in Independence Day but also on the other days of our festives as they too want to celebrate our nation’s every festivals as common people do.
Through today’s rakhi event organised by Jamia, i as a student feel very proud to send rakhis on the eve of Raksha Bandhan to our soldiers working day and night ensuring our safety! My heartiest respect and love to all our soldiers! -Lukumoni Sonowal
Personally feel that this was a great initiative by Jamia. Most of our guards are away from their ‘houses’, but I am glad we could bring them near their homes.
These are people who take care of us without knowing our names and I think we should try and celebrate more festivals with them.
–Vani Devraj, MA Sociology, JMI