Gift Basil Plant on this Rakshabandhan
Rakshabandhan starts with Tika on the forehead, followed by tying a thread on brother’s wrist and thereby ending with eating sweets and exchanging gifts. The rituals may end here but the festivity continues to be in the air for whole day long. The atmosphere is charged with love, protection and care.
The emotions generated by this festival cannot be described in words; it’s a promise to care for your loved ones, the promise so pure that it lasts lifelong. The festival cannot be confined between brothers and sisters. It’s something far big. It is a promise to protect and love everyone.
A Never-Ending Promise
What does Rakhi tied on wrist denotes? It symbolizes giving protection and unconditional love in return of the same unconditional promise of care and love. This Rakshabandhan, when the world is fighting with troubles from different direction shouldn’t we try something different? Something that is not regular but is very unique and virtuous. This festival we can pledge to protect Nature.
Since the conception of this universe, we have been protected and cared by nature in the most selfless way but in return, we gifted it with exploitation — a gift not at all appropriate. Like every action has its consequences we also face the anger of nature. What done cannot be undone but what we can do is start a corrective measure.
On 3rd August 2020 after tying Rakhi, brothers and sisters can gift each other a Basil Sapling with a promise to protect it life-long. A promise is made to be fulfilled; the Basil plant under your protection will also effectuate its promise to provide you with countless health benefits. It is a plant enriched with vitamins A, C and K and minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, and calcium and phosphorous along with protein and fiber.
The care for Basil plant won’t go unanswered. In return for our affection, we will have improved air quality, better mental and physical level, cleaner water quality and reduced negativity. The stunning returns go with the saying ‘Protect the goose that lays golden eggs’. Here, we are the caretaker, Basil the protector and benefits are the golden eggs’.