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Open Letter to All on the Eve of "Rakshabandhan."
While penning down my words on the festival, I thought of keeping a page from my life in front of you all. In my life, we are two sisters only, without any regrets of not having a brother! Keeping a page from my life means I am breaking the myth, related to this festival. This page of mine is a tribute to my sister, who justified the word Rakshabandhan very well.
Now, all of you would be surprised of not enduring the taboo of this Eve i.e, it's a relationship between brother and sister only? I raise a question here, what about those families having two sons, two sisters or a single child? To understand that, get clear with the word,' Rakshabandhan', first! Rakshabandhan means a bond Of protection with safety, love, care, respect and other emotional feelings. In my life, my sister played the role of every relationship as per the circumstances respectively. She has always been there for me and I promise myself to be with there for her till the last breath.
When we were small, familiar with the myths and taboos; we used to move to others' home together to tie the Rakhis. In the grown-up stage, we felt ashamed of not knowing the beautiful bonding of care, love, and trust between us! Our parents stood beside us and declined those myths and taboos. We two sisters become the world for each other and for us, circumstances decide the role we are going to play for each other. Here, the role of gender is out of the question even!
When she can stand for me, stood by me anytime and anywhere, then why to celebrate this festival on a gender basis?
Rakshabandhan is a festival of protecting the beautiful bond between siblings and this open letter is a tribute to my lovely, all-rounder, sister @Sonia Sarkar. Kindly consider my words from every angle. Break the taboo of myths and celebrate the festival with lots of joy and happiness.