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Archdiocese of Bhopal along with the different Religious leaders and the students of Bhopal city celebrated Rakshabandhan at Pastoral Centre, Arera Colony Bhopal. Archbishop Leo Cornelio ji, Sardar Harijeet Singh ji, Haji Md. Haroon ji and local MLA Surendra Nath Singh ji were present as the symbol of  love , peace and harmony.

On this auspicious festival Archbishop Leo Cornelio said in his address that “we are all the sisters and brothers of one family, as we are the sons and daughters of one God. This festival goes beyond any religion and institutions to love and trust each other as the world becomes suspicious on the relationship with one another. This is the need of hour to build faith in the world, to make a better world” he added.

Sardar Harijeet Singh said in his address that this festival brings love and happiness in our life in order to care for each other so that our sisters can become stronger in the society.

Muslim religious leader Haji Md. Haroon said that in India literacy means to get education and to give education to develop brotherhood in the country so that the world may know that we are one family irrespective of cast, creed and language.

On Rakshabandhan Fr. Maria Stephen, the PRO of MP Catholic Churches congratulated the citizens of the country for the efforts they put to live as brothers and sisters and he expressed the hope that these efforts will be continued irrespective of divisive forces in the country.

The students from schools, namely St. Paul’s, Patel Nagar, St. Joseph’s Co-Ed, Arera Colony, St. Mary’s, Tulsi Nagar and Theodesian Academy, Kolar were present for the celebration.