Thames Valley Police officers join in at Hindu festival

The religious festival, about respect and affection between members, involves a thread traditionally tied around the wrist of males as a symbol of success and peace. Females receive a vow of protection from their ‘brothers’.

This year, celebrations were extended as members of the group attached threads to the wrists of officers to thank them for their duty.

A HSS volunteer said: “The festival celebrates those values we know to be exemplified by our police officers who step out each day with the intent to serve and protect us”.

Source: Slough Express