31 July, New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appealed to brothers across the nation to present “Bima schemes” as gifts to sisters on Raksha Bandhan.
In his “Mann ki Baat ” programme aired, on the All India Radio, the Prime Minister said,”The festival of Raksha Bandhan holds a special importance in our lives.
On this day, sisters tie rakhis on the wrists of their brothers, and brothers shower their sisters with presents. Brothers should present their sisters with ‘PM Suraksha Bima Yojana’ and ‘Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana’ on this day and give security to their sisters in a true sense of the word.”
He said with onset of monsoon, starts the festivals in the country. In the coming days, fairs will be organised, people will celebrate in their homes and temples and every citizen of the country will be engaged in these festivals, Modi said.Mr Modi said any womwn engaged in cooking or cleanliness work at home can be gifted with these schemes and provided true safety.