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India Post Provides Water-Proof Envelopes to Send Raksha Bandhan Rakhi

The annual Raksha Bandhan festival observed on Shravan Purnima celebrates the bond between brother and sister. Indian Postal Service is now providing water-proof envelopes to make sure that the Rakhis send by sisters to brothers are not damaged due to the heavy monsoon rains. Raksha Bandhan 2009 date is August 5.

Priyanka Sahay writes in Times of India

As the festival that brothers and sisters eagerly wait for nears, post offices across the city make full arrangements to play the perfect messenger. The department has provided each post office with special envelopes that can carry rakhis and letters safely even in times of bad weather. As many as 7,200 envelopes costing Rs five each have been supplied to various postal units.

“The waterproof quality is your best bet during rainy season,” said Jagdeep Gupta, senior superintendent, post offices, Chandigarh.

“Even though these envelopes, which come with three colourful printed versions, will be sent along with other posts; we will ensure special care is taken while delivering them. We have kept aside the rakhi cards and plan to send these before other posts, keeping in mind sentiments of people,” said Gupta.

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