Yogi Adityanath has announced that women will be able to travel free of cost in roadways buses: On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced free bus rides for women in the state for 48 hours on Friday. The announcement is the UP CM’s Rakshabandhan gift to the state’s females. With Rakshabandhan rapidly approaching, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s office tweeted, “On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, the Uttar Pradesh State Transport Corporation should provide free travel facility in buses for the safe travel of all the women of the state.”
The unusual move became even more unusual when the state chief announced that females would be allowed to travel for free for 48 hours, beginning at midnight on August 10 and ending at midnight on August 12.
The announcement was made to commemorate the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava,’ and the free bus transportation will be available to women across the state for 48 hours.
On Sunday, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu urged everyone to respect women’s dignity and to provide a safe environment for them at all times. Naidu celebrated Rakshabandhan with students from various local schools at the Raj Bhavan in Banglore.
In his message to the nation on this occasion, Naidu stated that Rakshabandhan is a celebration of the special and deep-rooted bond of love and respect that exists between brothers and sisters.
Rakshabandhan greetings! Rakshabandhan commemorates the special and deep-rooted bond of love and respect that exists between brothers and sisters. On this auspicious day, let us resolve to uphold women’s dignity and provide a safe environment for them at all times,” the Vice-office President’s tweeted.
According to the Vice President’s Secretariat, Naidu urged people to treat everyone as if they were brothers and sisters, saying that this would promote brotherhood and harmony among citizens and strengthen our nation.
He praised the age-old Indian family system, saying it teaches us to respect the elderly and instils in children the spirit of sharing and caring.
He stated that sisters bring joy and happiness into the home and that many Indian festivals celebrate family relationships and strengthen the bond of togetherness.
Rakshabandhan, one of the most popular Hindu festivals, is an annual event celebrated across the country to honour the special bond shared by siblings. On this day, sisters traditionally tie rakhis around their brothers’ wrists and exchange gifts.