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Raksha Bandhan represents the bond of protection among siblings.

Festivals come with new hopes and dreams every year. Indian festivals are famous for bringing the family together which calls for a celebration. It is the festival of the pious relationship of brothers and sisters. Raksha Bandhan is a religious occasion for strengthening the bond love and care among siblings. It is a day when they pray for each other’s well being and wish for happiness in life. Raksha Bandhan also gives them a chance to spend some memorable moments together.

Raksha Bandhan represents the bond of protection among siblings. Sisters tie beautiful Rakhis on the wrists of their brothers. The pious thread of Rakhi means a lot for the religious festival of Raksha Bandhan. Sisters also wish for the good health and long life of their brothers. In return for tying Rakhis, brothers also promise to protect their sisters from different troubles of life. Brothers also dedicate some Rakhi gifts to sisters on this day as a token of love and care.


Here are some unique ideas to dedicate meaningful gifts for sisters.

Gerberas with chocolates:


Gerberas are also helpful to spread positivity and happiness.

The daisy gerberas are known for the happy moments. These blooms are a symbol of sunny beauties which are perfect to dedicate sisters on this memorable day of Raksha Bandhan. Gerberas are also helpful to spread positivity and happiness. You can also attach some yummy chocolates in a beautiful packing to surprise your lovely sister. It will be a perfect Rakhi gift for your dearest sister from your side on the Raksha Bandhan.

Roses with a teddy bear:


You can make a beautiful bunch of mixed colors roses to surprise your sister.

Roses are the symbol of true love and passions in life. Girls always show great affection to the colorful roses. You can make a beautiful bunch of mixed colors roses to surprise your sister. You can also make a unique floral arrangement of roses to give them special feelings of the day. Add a teddy bear with roses bouquet to send Rakhi to your sister on the Raksha Bandhan. She will feel awesome to have beautiful gifts on this day.

Lilies with greeting cards:


You can make a lovely gift of lilies to surprise your sister.

Lilies are the symbol of renewal, remembrance, passion, promise, and purity in life. These
beautiful blooms are present in the different colors like red, yellow and white in nature. You can make a lovely gift of lilies to surprise your sister on the Raksha Bandhan 2018. Try to attach a Rakhi greeting card to dedicate your best wishes to your sister. She will feel fantastic with such a thoughtful gift on this day.

Orchids with a delicious cake:


Make it memorable by choosing her favorite flavours for the celebration.

Orchids are famous flowers for their exotic charm and beauty. The orchids are used to show some regard and gratitude to the recipients. You can make a beautiful bouquet of colorful orchids to surprise your sister on the Raksha Bandhan. You can also prepare a delicious birthday cake to spread the sweetness of the festival with sister, because it might be the situation that it’s her birthday also. Make it memorable by choosing her favorite flavours for the celebration. She will feel enjoy the tasty bites of the cake on this day.

All of these are the best thoughtful Rakhi gifts to surprise your sisters on the Raksha Bandhan.


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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar enter semi finals.

Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) enjoyed fruitful outings at the Tokyo Olympic Games as they secured semifinal berths in their respective weight categories at the Makuhari Messe on Wednesday.

On the opening day of the wrestling competition, Ravi Kumar defeated Bulgaria's Georgi Vangelov 14-4 on technical superiority to reach the last-four in the men's 57kg category, while compatriot Deepak Punia overcame China's Zushen Lin 6-3 on points to advance to the semifinals.

Ravi Kumar will take on Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan in the last-four, while Punia will be up against David Morris Taylor of the USA.

Earlier, Ravi Kumar had won his opening-round bout by technical superiority against Colombia's Oscar Tigreros to secure a quarterfinal spot. Competing in the Round-of-16 bout against the Colombian wrestler, the 23-year-old Ravi Kumar, who is making his Olympic debut, showed no nerves as he dominated the bout to win by technical superiority (13-2).

Ravi Kumar landed attack after attack and went 13-2 up, winning the bout by technical superiority with minutes to spare. In wrestling, building up a 10-point lead over the opponent results in a victory by technical superiority.

India's 86kg freestyle wrestler Deepak Punia showed no signs of the niggle that had forced him to pull out of the Poland Open Ranking Series in Warsaw in June, as he defeated Nigeria's Ekerekeme Agiomor on technical superiority to secure a quarterfinal berth.

He got his Olympic campaign to a fine start as he was in control from the start of the bout and hardly ever allowed his Nigerian opponent any room to maneuver his moves, finally winning with a 12-1 on technical superiority.

Punia, who had also suffered an elbow injury just before the Games, was slow at the start but came into his own as the bout progressed, inflicting takedowns at regular intervals to earn points.

The Indian wrestler eased into a 4-1 lead at the break and extended his lead comfortably in the second period.

Punia, the silver medallist from the 2019 world wrestling championships, then set up a clash with China's Lin Zushen in the quarterfinals and defeated him 6-3.

(IANS/HP)


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Basil scientifically called Ocimum basilicum, and also known as great basil, is a culinary herb from the Lamiaceae (mints) family. A common aromatic herb, it is usually used to add flavor to a variety of recipes, but what may astonish one is that there are various health benefits of basil that make it well-known for its immunity-enhancing properties.

Basil seeds or basil essential oil are proven to help prevent a wide range of health conditions, which makes it one of the most essential medical herbs known today. Basil has vitamin A, C, E, K, and Omega 3 components including cooling components too. It also contains minerals like Copper, Calcium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Potassium. An ancient Ayurvedic herb, basil has various proven benefits including being anti-inflammatory, ant-oxidant, immune-booster, pain-reducer, and blood vessel-protector.

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This herb also contains cooling components thus making it really helpful for summers. It detoxifies the body and maintains one's body temperature pace. Adding to the benefits Basil contains antioxidant-rich volatile essential oils, which are considered hydrophobic, meaning they don't dissolve in water and are light and small enough to travel through the air and the pores within our skin. Basil's volatile essential oil is something that gives the herb its distinct smell and taste, but basil contains some great healing properties.

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