The President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam on Raksha Bandhan day addresses the general public with the Prime Minister. Together they greet the nation on the event of Raksha Bandhan. The President believes that the sacred celebration of Raksha Bandhan is a unique festival of India. It is, in fact, ‘unique’ as Rakhi festivity commemorates the bond of love, affection and mutual trust between a sister and a brother. Besides, he also believes the occasion and observance reminds all of us about the Indian values, customs and traditions.
Dr. Kalam is the eleventh President of India. He became the President on 25th July 2002 in order to transform India into a developed country by the year 2020. He was born on 15th October 1931 at Rameswaram in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is the full name of the President. He is an eminent scientist, professor, writer and poet. Indeed, he is one of the most distinguished personalities of India. He has written books like:
- Wings of Fire
- India 2020 - A Vision for the New Millennium
- My Journey
- Ignited Minds
Even for the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, he has penned a special poem to promote peace and happiness. APJ Abdul Kalam on Raksha Bandhan wants all the brothers and sisters to enjoy his poem. The Rakhi poem by the President is titled ‘Rakhi Day is Righteous Day’. You can read the full poem here:Rakhi Day is the Righteous Day
This full moon day our hearts are in brim
Feeling of faith and serenity in mind.
We light the lamps and our hears glow
Radiance of happiness and peace are in flow.
Harmonious homes are like streams of joy
Flowing and flourishing the landscape en route.
Nobility in heart and character in deed
Righteous homes alone make a beautiful State.
Sisters will tie the thread on the brothers
Abiding them to do only what is right and clean.
Put the Kumkum and blessed rice on the head
Where will dwell right thoughts and noble action.
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