Women making Rakhi of pine leaves at GB Pant Himalayan Institute
Uttarakhand’s culture will get a glimpse on these rakhis
Almora. The festival of Rakshabandhan gives the message of unwavering love between brother and sister. By sending a thread of protection, the sister wishes for the protection of her brother. This thread is adorned on the wrists of brothers in the form of Rakhi. GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment Since then women are making Rakhi with their own hands and sending it to their brothers. along with that they appan Including other items are also being made available for the market.
Harshita Pant, a scientist of GB Pant Environment Himalaya Institute, says that women of half a dozen villages of Hawalbagh block are given Rakhi, Aipan and others. livelihood promotion being linked to. These days women are making Rakhi and selling it in the market. This further enhances their skills.
The happiness of Rakhi made with your own hands
Women and girls of Kujyadi village of Hawalbagh are now very happy by making Rakhi of pine leaves and Pirul. This time she did not buy rakhis for her brothers from the market, but is only sending rakhis made by her own hands. Local resident Manisha Rawat says that she used to buy expensive rakhis from the market every year and send them for her brothers, but this time she herself has made rakhis with her own hands including pine leaves.
Ease of employment through training
The local people are getting employment due to the training being given by GB Pant Himalayan Environment Institute. There is no lack of skill in the mountains, but there is a need to give them direction. Anyway, the women of the mountain are very hardworking. In the festive season, she is earning money by making Rakhi after doing her household chores. The institute has imparted training to women to increase their livelihood including Rakhi, Aipan, so that the women of the mountain can become self-reliant and their economic condition improves.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 04, 2022, 14:02 IST