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Mamata Banerjee greets people on occasion of Raksha Bandhan

IndiaTimes Monday, 3 August 2020
"Wishing everyone Happy Rakhi Bandhan. After Lord Curzon decided to divide #Bengal, Kabiguru Rabindranath Thakur started the Rakhi Bandhan tradition to give a message of unity and harmony. He also penned 'Banglar Mati, Banglar Jol'. My best wishes to all, Banerjee tweeted.
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