Some rakhi sellers are giving a 50 percent discount to fully vaccinated people, to encourage COVID-19 vaccination in Hyderabad. As the pious festival of Raksha Bandhan is near the corner, a few Rakhi shops in the city have come forward to express gratitude to those who have taken full vaccination against COVID-19 by giving discounts and offers for buying rakhis.
While speaking to the media on Tuesday, an owner of a rakhi shop, Pawan states that they have been able to make better business this year compared to that of the last year.
He said that they will give their customers a flat 50% discount after verifying their vaccination certificate. Due to covid-induced lockdown, their business was affected badly last year.
Moreover, a customer said that rakhi stores are providing discounts over rakhis this year as a token of gratitude to those who got vaccinated against COVID.
Rakhi Bandhan is celebrated on the last day of Shravana, a month in the Hindu lunar calendar, which falls in August typically. "Raksha Bandhan," literally means "the bond of care, protection, and obligation," is now applied to this ritual principally.