New Delhi: On the eve of Raksha Bandhan, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday appealed to the people to tie 'rakhi' to trees and take a pledge to protect them.
The minister urged people to work towards saving the environment by celebrating a "green Raksha Bandhan".
"Celebrate a Green #RakshaBandhan this year tie #Rakhis to trees & take a pledge to protect them. Protect our green brothers; protect the environment - a #GreenGoodDeed towards a #GreenSocialResponsibility. @moefcc," he tweeted.
Raksha Bandhan centres around tying of a thread on the wrist, symbolising bonding between brothers and sisters, and sense of protection and caring for each other.
The environment ministry had launched a "Green Good Deeds" campaign, a societal movement to protect environment and promote good living.
Vardhan, who had launched the nationwide movement, had also drawn up a list of over 500 green good deeds. The minister had asked people to alter their behaviour to green good behaviour to fulfil their green social responsibility.