PM Modi greets nation on Pongal, Bihu and Makar Sankranti
| Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 13:16
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday conveyed greetings to the people on the occasion of Pongal, Bihu, Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan festivals.
"As we celebrate various festivals across India, my greetings to our citizens. May these festivals bring joy and prosperity in our lives," Modi tweeted.
"To all friends in Gujarat, best wishes on Uttarayan. Best wishes to the people of Assam on Magh Bihu," he said.
"Bhogi (first day of the four-day Pongal festival) greetings to all those celebrating. May this day bring happiness in everyone's lives. My heartiest Pongal greetings to people of Tamil Nadu."
"On Makar Sankranti, I extend my heartfelt greetings to people across the nation," the prime minister said.
Meanwhile Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday extended her greetings to the people on Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Uttarayan, Bihu and other festivals celebrated across the country.
"These traditional harvest festivals, celebrated in different parts of the country, signify a unifying renewal and provide us an occasion to acknowledge the immense contribution of our farmers to the well-being of our people," said Gandhi.
She said she hoped the festivals will usher in prosperity, happiness and joy for all.