A Hindu youth group in Slough proudly hosted this year’s Raksha Bandhan celebration on September 10. Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh’s (HSS) festival brought together people from all backgrounds, transcending cultural boundaries.

Raksha Bandhan celebrates the duty of care, the obligation to serve those in need, and traditionally the relationship between a sister and brother.

Mayor of Slough, Councillor Amjad Abassi, commended the HSS for its commitment to promoting cultural values.

The councillor said: “May this festival bring us closer to all loved ones and inspire us to be better brothers, sisters and members of our community.”

Madhvi Haria, National General Secretary of HSS, also attended the event and delivered a particularly heartwarming speech. She eloquently conveyed the essence of Raksha Bandhan, emphasizing its themes of protection and love. Her words received an excellent reception and resonated with people from all backgrounds.

This Raksha Bandhan celebration was a poignant reminder of the cultural heritage and the strength of community bonds. It left a profound impact on all attendees and emphasized the importance of cherishing and preserving the ties that bind us.