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This year Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on August 15. The day dedicated to the bond of brothers and sisters is observed across India contentedly.
Interestingly, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will have a Pakistan-origin woman as a special guest at his residence in Delhi on this Raksha Bandhan.
Qamar Mohsin Shaikh will be visiting Indian premier to tie Rakhi which she has been doing for over 20 years.
Qamar first met PM Modi when he was a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker. Recollecting her first meeting, Qamar said, “When I first tied rakhi to Narendra Bhai, he was a karyakarta but with his sheer hard work and vision, he has become the PM."
Qamar said that this year there is a special gift for PM Modi. She will be gifting a painting on the current situation of the country. "The painting made by my husband is similar to what we gave to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee when he conducted a nuclear test in Pokhran," she told India Tv.
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Qamar came to India after marriage and has been living in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, since then. According to reports, she has already reached the national capital to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with PM Modi this year.
By Sowmya Sangam