Rakhis to be round trees to save environment

Patna: In a novel way to promote environmental awareness, Bihar government would organise a state-level programme for tying rakhis around trees on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

Those tying rakhis would also pledge to protect the green cover in their areas, Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi told reporters here on Tuesday.

''We have decided to hold a function at ECO park here where the visitors will be allowed entry free of cost on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan,'' he added.