New Delhi: On the auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, the widows of Vrindavan, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital to tie rakhis.
Ten widows from Varanasi and Vrindavan will visit PM Modi on behalf of around 2,000 widows of on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
Besides this, around widows of Vrindavan are also expected to send around 1000 rakhis to the Prime Minister.
It is being learnt that the 'rakhi sisters' of PM Modi will seek an assurance on national security and better facilities for the widows across the country.
The Vrindavan widows said they are very grateful to Sulabh International for bringing in happiness to their lives.
This year, besides tying rakhis on the wrist of saints and Sanskrit scholars, they will also share food with upper caste sadhus and brahmins on the occasion.
With Sulabh's efforts the widows in the temple town now celebrate festivals like Hol, Diwali and Teej.
Earlier, they were barred from celebrating or attending the festivities.
Founder, Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak said: "They (widows) are planning to present around 1000 rakhis to Prime Minister. At least ten widows also plan to visit his residence with the rakhis on behalf of widows of Vrindavan."