Raksha Bandhan celebrates siblings' bond. Sisters pray for brothers, who give gifts. Trend: QR codes for online gifting. A mehendi QR code video went viral, showcasing creativity. India's pride grows.
Raksha Bandhan: Mehendi QR code helps gift-giving go digital; watch
Today is celebrated as Raksha Bandhan, a Hindu festival that highlights the special bond between brothers and sisters.
Sisters pray for their brothers' well-being and success in life, while brothers give gifts and promise to care for and protect their sisters.
On this occasion, it is quite common for girls to ask for gifts like cash or treats.
A viral video on this Raksha Bandhan shows an interesting trend. People are now using QR codes to exchange money online.
In one video shared on X platform, a creative idea was demonstrated.
The video's caption humorously noted, "This is Peak Digital India Moment 😂🇮🇳🚀".
The video showcases a girl wearing new clothes, earrings, bangles, and mehendi, tying a thread to her brother.
Interestingly, the girl had designed a UPI QR code using mehendi on her palm's back, allowing her brother to scan it and gift money after the Rakhi ceremony.
This is Peak Digital India Moment 😂🇮🇳🚀 pic.twitter.com/ciuVuObxcQ— Ravisutanjani (@Ravisutanjani) August 29, 2023
This video went viral on the internet and received attention on the X platform.
A user commented, "This is really clever! Imagine, at weddings, the bride and groom could have QR codes on their clothes or mehendi instead of traditional gifts 😂😂💯."
Another user replied to this, saying, "Do we need more technology than this?"
Another user questioned whether the video was edited or real, praising the mehendi designer if it was indeed real.
Yet another user expressed pride, stating, "This achievement is a big deal for India, and a time will come when we'll lead the world."