Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of harvest festivals which are celebrated in various parts of the country.
“Magh Bihu wishes to everyone. May the coming times be filled with happiness. With the blessings of Almighty may there be brotherhood and wellness all around,” PM Modi tweeted.
“Pongal greetings to all, especially my Tamil sisters and brothers. This special festival showcases the best of Tamil culture. May we be blessed with good health and success. May this festival also inspire us to live in harmony with nature and further the spirit of compassion,” he said.
“Makar Sankranti is marked with enthusiasm in several parts of India. This auspicious festival illustrates India’s diversity and the vibrancy of our traditions. It also reaffirms the importance of respecting Mother Nature.,” he added.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also extended his greetings on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
“I extend my heartiest greetings on the occasion of Makar Sankranti today.
Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of a new phase as on this day Sun begins its northward journey,” Naidu tweeted.
“Makar Sankranti is celebrated as #Pongal in the southern part of India, #Maghi in the Northern states, Magh #Bihu in Assam, #Uttarayan in Gujarat and #Khichdi in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh region,” the Vice President said.
“May this festival usher in happiness, good health and prosperity in our lives and strengthen bonding among the people. My best wishes to all. Long live Indian family traditions!” he added.