The President, in his message, expressed the desire of strengthening the sense of brotherhood among people.
"Raksha Bandhan par sabhi desh vasiyon ko badhai. Iss parv ka ullaas humare beech bhaichaare ki bhavna ko majboot banaye aur hume aisa samaaj banana ki prerna de jahan mahilaon, visheshkar balikaon ki suraksha aur garima ka hamesha sammaan kiya jata ho- Rashtrapati Kovind," he tweeted. (I wish all the countrymen on the occasion Raksha Bandhan. I hope the festival would strengthen the feeling of brotherhood amongst us and would inspire us to become a society where women, especially girls are safe and their dignity is respected- President Kovind.)
Greeting the nation, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, "Sabhi desh vasiyon ko raksha bandhan k paavan parv ki bahut bahut subkamnayein. Greetings on Raksha Bandhan."
Raksha Bandhan is centred around the tying of a thread, bracelet or talisman on the wrist as a form of bond and ritual protection.