New Delhi– In a move aimed at fostering cross-cultural camaraderie, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged BJP leaders to celebrate the upcoming festival of Raksha Bandhan with Muslim women. This directive came to light during a meeting with National Democratic Alliance (NDA) MPs hailing from Odisha, West Bengal, and Jharkhand, as reported by the news agency PTI.
According to sources present at the meeting, PM Modi emphasized the importance of building bridges across all sections of society, reiterating the significance of outreach and unity. The Prime Minister’s call for BJP leaders to partake in Raksha Bandhan celebrations with Muslim women underscores his commitment to promoting harmonious coexistence and mutual respect.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Modi lauded the government’s decisions concerning the issue of triple talaq, highlighting the empowerment it has brought to Muslim women. “Our decision on triple talaq gave strength to Muslim women,” PM Modi asserted, emphasizing the positive impact of these policy measures.
The festive occasion of Raksha Bandhan, symbolizing the bond of protection and care between brothers and sisters, holds a special place in Indian culture. This year, Raksha Bandhan is slated to be celebrated on August 30. PM Modi’s call to engage with women from the minority community on this occasion reflects a broader vision of social inclusion and celebration of shared values.
Notably, this recent directive aligns with Prime Minister Modi’s broader efforts to empower women and promote their participation in various spheres of society. In a recent edition of his radio program “Mann Ki Baat,” PM Modi had highlighted the commendable feat of women embarking on the Hajj pilgrimage without male accompaniment, further emphasizing his dedication to women’s empowerment.
As the nation prepares to celebrate Raksha Bandhan, PM Modi’s call to BJP leaders to partake in festivities with Muslim women resonates as a testament to India’s rich diversity and the spirit of unity that binds its citizens.