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Get patriotic this Raksha Bandhan: Surat jewellery shops sell Tricolour, Article 370-themed rakhis

Surat jewellery shop owners decided to come up with a theme that signifies the importance of August 15.

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Updated: Aug 14, 2019, 01.42 PM IST
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The silver rakhis range from Rs 500
The silver rakhis range from Rs 500. (Representative Image)
SURAT (GUJARAT): As Independence Day is all set to be celebrated with Raksha Bandhan this year on August 15, the markets and jewellery shops are displaying the colour of nationalism while representing the current political mood in the country.

Wearing a festive look, Surat markets are attracting buyers as they are selling gold and silver rakhis showing tricolour and map of the country. Also, rakhis with a theme of abrogation of Article 370 and 35A are being sold to give a "message of oneness and to praise the government for their efforts to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir" into two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh - will come into existence on October 31.

Raksha Bandhan, a Hindu festival, signifies emotions, everlasting love and eternal bonding between brother and sister.
A [4x4] feet rakhi was created with 'Akahand Bhart and Article 370' to be offered at Khajarana Ganesh temple in Indore. (Representative Image)
A [4x4] feet rakhi was created with 'Akahand Bhart and Article 370' to be offered at Khajarana Ganesh temple in Indore. (Representative Image)

"Rakhi festival has a deeper meaning and spiritual significance. This time, we are getting rakhis representing the country along with the festival of Raksha Bandhan. It is a beautiful initiative taken up by the designers to celebrate both the important days together," a buyer told ANI.

"Every time, we come up with a unique them to celebrate Raksha Bandhan. As the Centre has scrapped Article 350 and 35A, we decided to come up with a theme that signifies the importance of both days. Gold and silver rakhis are being designed in accordance with the customers' choice and pocket. The silver rakhis range from Rs 500," a jewellery shop owner said.

Meanwhile, a specially-abled artist in Surat made a painting dedicated to the Army and supporting the revocation of Article 370.

Raksha Bandhan

Manoj Bhingare, a renowned mouth and foot painter, canvassed India's map and used his skills to give a message of 'One Nation, One Constitution and One Flag'.
Gold and silver rakhis are being designed in accordance with the customers' choice and pocket​. (Representative Image)​
Gold and silver rakhis are being designed in accordance with the customers' choice and pocket. (Representative Image)

Calling Centre's decision on Jammu and Kashmir a historic move, Bhingare said: "I want to congratulate and thank the government and soldiers of our country, who gave away their lives to protect our motherland. I lost my hands in an accident when he was in Standard 5. I made this painting by holding the brush in my mouth, and it took me about two and a half hours to complete this painting. I dedicate this painting to the brave soldiers of our country."

Recently, Centre withdrew special status to Jammu and Kashmir and passed the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganization) Act 2019, reorganizing the state into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir with legislature and Ladakh without it.

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The countdown to Raksha Bandhan has begun and it's time for siblings to prepare for the special day. Apart from curating a menu and choosing an outfit for the occasion there's also the subject of gifts. And while sisters may have it a tad easy, boys and men often end up confused wondering what to gift. For all such menfolk, we have curated some luxe options that will leave their sisters feeling much pampered and loved. From jewellery items to watches, precious bracelets and styling gadgets, here are some cool gifts for girls and women who like all things fancy.
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