CINI Celebrates Raksha Bandhan with local police and the girls of Utter Dinajpur! At CINI we take every opportunity to break barriers and build community strength.
Raksha Bendhan is a traditional Hindu annual rite or ceremony. On this day, sisters of all ages tie a talisman or amulet called the Rakhi around the wrists of their brothers. They symbolically protect them, receive a gift in return, and traditionally invest the brothers with a share of the responsibility of their potential care.
Among women and men who are not blood relatives, there is a transformed tradition of voluntary kin relations achieved through the tying of rakhi amulets. The ceremony cuts across caste and class lines and religious devisions.
Working to build trust between women and the government workers who are tasked with protecting them creates a foundation for a positive shift across an entire community.
– We build trust
– We break barriers
– We train the trainers
– We empower women and chidren
– We ignite positive cycles of change