New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among several leaders who extended their wishes on Raksha Bandhan, a festival celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters, on Monday.

"Many greetings to all citizens on the festival of Raksha Bandhan," the Prime Minister tweeted.

“Greetings on Raksha Bandhan! Rakhi is the sacred thread of love and trust that connects sisters with brothers in a special bond. On this day, let us reiterate our commitment to secure the honour and dignity of women,” President Kovind tweeted.

Venkaiah Naidu said the festival reaffirms the strong ties of love and affection that bind brothers and sisters together.

Home minister Amit Shah, who has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), also conveyed his wishes on Raksha Bandhan.

“Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the sacred festival of Rakshabandhan,” Shah tweeted in Hindi.

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated every year to celebrate the special bond and honour between siblings.