With a dip in Covid-19 cases and easing of restrictions, people across the country chose to travel to meet their relatives and celebrate Raksha Bandhan on Sunday, unlike last year when festivities were subdued because of the rampaging pandemic.
A sister ties 'Rakhi' on her brother's wrist on the ocassion of Raksha Bandhan festival in Agra. Photographs: PTI Photo
A sister ties a 'Rakhi' to her brother on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival in Bengaluru.
A policeman checks COVID-19 test reports of women before allowing them to enter the District Jail to tie 'rakhis' to their imprisoned brothers, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Mathura.
Engineering students tie Rakhi to a divine tree named 'Kalpataru' as part of a save environment initiative, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival in Ranchi.
A woman ties Rakhi to Afghan people living in India during Raksha Bandhan celebrations, in Kolkata.
Girls take part in a rally with Dhamsa during Raksha Bandhan celebration, in Kolkata.
Women tie tricoloured rakhi on the wrists of Border Security Force (BSF) jawans on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival at Attari-Wagha border near, Amritsar.