I personally believe it kind of undermines female rights by saying they have to be protected by men the Khalsa Women were always strong and didn't need the help of men it's not equal these Brahmanwadi practices need to be done away with.
This is weird, now they even don't leave the Manji Sahib where prakash is being done. All Granthis and Gurudwara management teams should make proper announcements regardings this.
Rakha Bandhan may not have any place in Sikhi but each year one can see many Sikhs taking off on this day and planning a family get together where brothers and sisters have a good time.
To me it is a harmless festival as it does require you to chant hymns of any other religion. Its just a thread, a symbolic gesture of "I will be there for you".
"Raksha Bandan" started with the Rajputs.
The Rajputs while going for wars were tied Rakhi on their right hand by their wives coz of some superstition that it would help & protect them in war. And with time, things changed & sis started tying to their brothers...
I personally feel there's no imp of Raksha Bandan for Sikhs. Those who tie Rakhi every year i feel something like renewal of insurance of sister by brothers....it's funny !!
Love between bro & sis is forever, mere Rakhi is not required to show it.