President Kovind, PM Modi greet nation on Basant Panchami

On the occasion of Basant Panchami, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended their greetings to the people of the country.

“Greetings to fellow citizens on Basant Panchami, Sri Panchami, and Saraswati Puja. May this festive occasion, which heralds’ spring and celebrates learning, spur us to expand the frontiers of education and knowledge in our families, our society and our country,” President Kovind tweeted.

PM Modi in his greetings wished for blessings of knowledge and goodwill for all.

“Many greetings to citizens on the festival which symbolises new energy, new ambition and new vigor- Basant Panchami. I wish that Goddess of learning mother Saraswati will provide knowledge and goodwill to all,” Modi tweeted.

Basant Panchami is a festival that marks the arrival of spring celebrated by people in several ways depending on the region.

People celebrate the day by wearing yellow, display yellow flowers in homes and eating sweet dishes.

Saraswati Puja is popular in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.