The auspicious festival of Raksha Bandhan involves celebrating the strong ties of protection and expressing love. Marking the festival in a unique way, several residents from sector-62 Rajat Vihar block C tied rakhi or Raksha sutra on various trees and also took an oath to preserve and guard it forever.
Residents who participated in the ceremony carried out all the traditional customs that a sister undertakes while tying rakhi on her brother's hand. They put Akshat( rice) and Roli (vermillion) on the trees and pledged to care for the trees over the entire year. Moreover, sweets were distributed to the security personnel and other workers.
Several residents of the society such as Rajeev Sharma, Dinesh Singh, Gyan Prakash Sharma, Mahendra Dhyani, and Ramesh Chandra participated with great zeal.
Rajeev Sharma, RWA President of Rajat Vihar C block, Sector-62, says, "Just like the sacred relationship of brother and sister, we have developed a relationship with our trees today. They give us life and now we are fulfilling our duty to protect their lives. I hope our initiative brings a sense of responsibility among others too."
He adds that the conservation of nature is very important in Noida at present. Greenery is continuously disappearing with the rise in population. This is having a negative impact on the environment and public health.