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PM Greets as India Celebrates Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu, Uttarayan

As different regions of India celebrate the first festival of the calendar year, PM Narendra Modi has greeted the people, on the occasion of various festivals across India.

“Today people across India are celebrating various festivals. My greetings to everyone celebrating these auspicious festivals!,” he said adding festival-wise greetings.

“Makar Sankranti greetings. May this day bring joy & prosperity in everyone’s lives,” goes to Telugu and Kannada speaking people in three southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.

Then in Hindi, he added: “मकर संक्रांति की शुभकामनाएं। इस पावन पर्व पर सभी के जीवन में खुशहाली और संपन्नता आए।”

For Tamil Nadu people, he said, “Wishing my Tamil friends a happy & blessed Pongal,” and added the Tamil version as “என் தமிழ் நண்பர்கள் அனைவருக்கும் மகிழ்ச்சியான மற்றும் ஆசி நிறைந்த பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துகள்.”

For the northeastern state of Assam, he greeted: “On the special occasion of Magh Bihu, my greetings to the people of Assam and the Assamaese version read:”মাঘ বিহুৰ এই পৱিত্ৰক্ষণত, অসমবাসীলৈ মোৰ আন্তৰিক শুভেচ্ছা জনাইছো৷”

For his own state people or Gujaratis, he has sent out greetings as “Uttarayan greetings to the people of Gujarat” with the Gujarati versin reading, “આપ સૌને ઉતરાયણ પર્વ ની હાર્દિક શુભકામનાઓ!”

“These and many other festivals celebrated across India add great colour and happiness in our lives. This diversity is India’s greatest strength.

May these festivals bring abundance of happiness and prosperity in the lives of our hardworking farmers”, the Prime Minister said.

PM Greets on Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu, Uttarayan

As different regions of India celebrate the first festival of the calendar year, PM Narendra Modi has greeted the people, on the occasion of various festivals across India.

“Today people across India are celebrating various festivals. My greetings to everyone celebrating these auspicious festivals!,” he said adding festival-wise greetings.

“Makar Sankranti greetings. May this day bring joy & prosperity in everyone’s lives,” goes to Telugu and Kannada speaking people in three southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.

Then in Hindi, he added: “मकर संक्रांति की शुभकामनाएं। इस पावन पर्व पर सभी के जीवन में खुशहाली और संपन्नता आए।”

For Tamil Nadu people, he said, “Wishing my Tamil friends a happy & blessed Pongal,” and added the Tamil version as “என் தமிழ் நண்பர்கள் அனைவருக்கும் மகிழ்ச்சியான மற்றும் ஆசி நிறைந்த பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துகள்.”

For the northeastern state of Assam, he greeted: “On the special occasion of Magh Bihu, my greetings to the people of Assam and the Assamaese version read:”মাঘ বিহুৰ এই পৱিত্ৰক্ষণত, অসমবাসীলৈ মোৰ আন্তৰিক শুভেচ্ছা জনাইছো৷”

For his own state people or Gujaratis, he has sent out greetings as “Uttarayan greetings to the people of Gujarat” with the Gujarati versin reading, “આપ સૌને ઉતરાયણ પર્વ ની હાર્દિક શુભકામનાઓ!”

“These and many other festivals celebrated across India add great colour and happiness in our lives. This diversity is India’s greatest strength.

May these festivals bring abundance of happiness and prosperity in the lives of our hardworking farmers”, the Prime Minister said.

President Pranab Mukherjee lighted the fire on the occasion of Lohri at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

In his message, Vice President of India, Mr. M. Hamid Ansari has greeted the people that the auspicious festivals are associated with the harvest season and reflect the underlying unity of our country.

“I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all our citizens on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal.

Makar Sankranti symbolizes ‘Uttarayan’ or the beginning of the northward journey of the Sun. Celebrated with different names in all over the country, the festivals of Makar Sankranti and Pongal are associated with harvest season and reflect the underlying unity of our country. May the festivals bring prosperity, peace and harmony in everyone’s life,” he said.

 

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