Surrey Coun. Barinder Rasode speaks during the annual Rakhi bracelet kickoff at Surrey City Hall Tuesday. The Rakhi bracelet initiative is designed to promote love and respect between men and women and to combat domestic violence.

Surrey launches annual Rakhi Project

Campaign against domestic violence features Indian Rakhi bracelets, on sale until Aug. 21.

Surrey took a stance against domestic violence Tuesday with the third annual Rakhi Project.

Rakhi is a traditional Indian ceremony honouring the relationship between brothers and sisters and involves the tying of a Rakhi bracelet by a sister on her brother’s wrist as a symbol of love and respect.

Men wearing the purple bracelets as a symbol of their opposition against violence against women.

Bracelets are $5 and are available until Aug. 21 at Surrey City Hall, select Save-on-Foods locations, Fruiticana, DIVERSEcity, Surrey RCMP, Kwantlen Polytechnic University bookstores, KEYS: Housing & Health Solutions, and Surrey Women’s Centre.

Proceeds are going to the City of Surrey’s Coalition Against Domestic Abuse.



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