As the Hindu minority in Pakistan is celebrating the festival of Rakhi Bandhan to mark the bond of love between a brother and his sister, religious festivity can be seen among the Hindu community of Cholistan in Southern Punjab’s Rahim Yar Khan district. There is a vibrant Hindu community living in the Cholistan Desert for centuries.According to tradition, girls can tie a rakhi thread to their brothers or to someone they regard as their brother. In return, the brother gives a token gift and promises to protect her from any problem. Raksha Bandhan dates back to the Vedic period. It is a religious festival of Hindu community to celebrate bonds of love and duty between siblingsThe Rakhi festival dates back to the Vedic period, which is a religious festival of Hindus, celebrating the love and duty between a brother and his sister.Rakhi is also known as Raksha Bandhan, which means a bond of protection. The festival is observed on a full moon in the month of Shravana as per Hindu calendar. The article originally appeared in PakVoices. The writers are citizen journalists based in Rahim Yar Khan. Published in Daily Times, August 9th 2017.