The festival of Raksha Bandhan is tomorrow and on this day Hindus across the world sisters will tie rakhis to brothers.
And as this year also the festival is to be celebrated with great religious fervour, a village in Mewat had made the headlines. Reports have surfaced that the villagers have sent rakhis to him after the village was adopted by Sulabh International Social Service Organisation and named after Trump. Since then the NGO has built 95 toilets the backward village.
Marora has a population of just 2,000 people, mostly Muslims, and is located 60km from Gurgaon, reported TOI. It is another story that the renaming courted controversy with the local administration calling it illegal.
“We have struggled for decades to get infrastructure and accepted it as our fate, but things changed suddenly when our village was named after Trump. We got this name only for two days, but it changed our fate as the government paid attention. We want to thank Trump for acting as a virtual elder brother and are thus sending rakhis to him,” said 16-year-old Safutan, a member of the women’s group from the village as reported by The Tribune.
It has been reported that the girls have made 1,001 rakhis for Trump. Also, they have sent 501 rakhis to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“We had always seen Trump on TV and now, we consider him as our elder brother. We are celebration the festival for the first time. I made 100 rakhis that had been sent to the US and also written a letter to Trump seeking permission to visit the White House,” said Rabia.
“We have already sent the consignment. These rakhis are our bit to improve the Indo-US relations and putting village on international map,” said Monika Jain.