A Councilor in Hague celebrated Raksha Bandhan at a Hindu primary school according to a report.
The Hindustani (Surinamese) community celebrates brother and sister day (Raksha Bandan) today. The report says, on this day, the sister asks for her brother’s protection and symbolically puts a lucky bracelet on him. The sister receives a small gift from her brother. Cousins and close friends who are considered a brother are also often given a protective bracelet.
The students of Hindu primary school Shri Vishnu school celebrated the festival together with The Hague councilor Karsten Klein and Member of Parliament Tanja Jadnanansing. Councilor Karsten Klein also received a bracelet from the students asking him for protection and care from the city council. PvdA councilor Rajesh Ramnewash hopes that in the future it will become a city-wide tradition to celebrate family ties and friendships. A great festival can mark that.
The report stated that Member of the national Parliament Jadnanansing sees this tradition as a good starting point to give an inspiring twist to the national conversation about connection and the question of how we interact with each other. This loving call for protection and brotherhood can give a positive impulse to groups in society that currently avoid that conversation, according to Jadnanansing. Yesterday, in addition to the Shri Vishnu school in The Hague, she also visited the Shri Ganesha school in Almere.