Kolkata: The Kolkata Traffic Police, in a new initiative, tied rakhis to the hands of bike riders who were riding without helmets, instead of levying fines on them.
The traffic police at Nagerbazaar crossing tied rakhis on helmet-less drivers immediately upon seeing them. This was started by Barrackpore Commisionerate’s Nagerbazar Traffic Guard police. After tying rakhis, the police also advised them for using of helmets while riding.
On the other hand, a Rakhi-ceremony was held at Sreebhumi Lake Town conducted by
TMC MLA Sujit Bose. Here all participated irrespective of any religion. Bose said that Rabindranath Tagore had begun this rakhi festival in 1905.
It was also celebrated by Garia Manabik Rakhi Utsav committee, whose aim is to increase awareness. Every year they give honour to special persons by giving rakhis. The persons range from police, doctors, teachers and other from different professions.
Kolkata’s Arghav Humanity Development spreads the message of preservation of the environment through Rakhi. The rakhis are made using things which are thrown and will add to the environmental pollution. For example, plastic bottle, biscuit packet, old calender, etc. The rakhis are mainly tied to hands of orphaned boys.
The police tied rakhis to the foreigners at Dum Dum airport who came to the country.