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Raksha Bandhan: Tie 'Rakhi' to Trees, Take Pledge to Protect Them, Says Harsh Vardhan

A File Photo of Union Health minister Harsh Vardhan.

A File Photo of Union Health minister Harsh Vardhan.

The minister urged people to work towards saving the environment by celebrating a "green Raksha Bandhan".

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.