President Ram Nath Kovind has sent his greetings to fellow citizens on the eve of Chhath Puja. In a message, the President has said, “On the occasion of Chhath Puja, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all our fellow citizens living in India and abroad.
Chhath Puja is one of the oldest festivals to be celebrated in the country. Its significance lies in offering ‘Arghya’ to the setting Sun. Devotees, after observing rigorous fast during the day, take holy bath in the waters of rivers and ponds in culmination of the festival.
This festival is a unique expression of relations we share with Sun God and the nature. May this festival strengthen our eternal relationship with nature that help us to protect our environment”