Raksh Bandhan today, rush at rakhi and sweet shops

Bhopal: The markets of Bhopal were buzzing on Tuesday for the festival of Rakshabandhan. A huge crowd of sisters gathered at the shops dressed like brides. Where sisters purchased attractive rakhis to tie on the wrists of brothers. On the other hand, the purchase of sweets was also done with enthusiasm. The effect of inflation was also seen on the market. Businessmen were a bit disappointed about this.

The festival of Rakshabandhan, a symbol of brother-sister love, will be celebrated on Sunday this time. The sisters have started preparations for the festival two days in advance. There was a lot of activity in the markets across the district as well as in other districts of the state including Indore, Jabalpur etc.

Shopkeepers had decorated rakhi and sweet shops in the morning itself. The process of shopping started from morning itself, which continued till late evening. Those sisters and daughters-in-law have already bought rakhis and sweets, which were to be sent to the brothers living in other cities. The effect of inflation was such that the demand for ordinary sweets was higher than the branded ones.

According to traders, sweets ranging from three to five hundred rupees per kg have been sold at a reasonable level. There was a brisk sale of sweets ranging from one hundred to three hundred rupees a kg made of maida.

Only sisters of selected families thought it right to buy sweets above five hundred. That’s why these sweets sold less. However, traders believe more sweets would be sold on the day of Rakhi itself.

Same was the case with Rakhi. Although Rakhis were available in the markets ranging from five rupees to two hundred, the sale of rakhis worth 50-70 and more than 80 rupees was negligible. Rakhis sold for less than this.

Women also tied rakhis to the police personnel on duty. The festival was also celebrated in schools and colleges where children tied rachis to each other.

Governor, CM greet people

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Governor Mangubhai Patel have extended greetings and best wishes to the people of the state, especially women, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Chouhan said that Raksha-Bandhan is a festival symbolizing the love and pious bond between brother and sister.

CM Chouhan said that this festival underlines the importance of daughters in society and country in Indian culture. The day of Raksha-Bandhan gives us an opportunity to take a pledge for the safety and respect of our sisters as well as the sisters of the state and the country.


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