New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minster Dr. Manmohan Singh has greeted the nation on the joyous occasion of the festivals of Makara Sankranti and Pongal.
In her message, the President has said, "On the auspicious occasion of Makara Sankranti and Pongal, I express my greetings to all the people of India and wish them prosperity and happiness.
These festivals are expressions of the emotional unity that is our nation's strength. May the celebrations reinforce the ties that bind us together as a nation, in peace and harmony," she added.
Hamid Ansari in his message said that these festivals are celebrated in various parts of the country with traditional fervour and gaiety and mark the beginning of 'Uttarayana' and harvest season.
" I greet the people of our country on the joyous occasion of Makara Sankranti and Pongal. These festivals are celebrated in various parts of the country with traditional fervour and gaiety and mark the beginning of 'Uttarayana' and harvest season, " he added.
Meanwhile, Dr. Singh said that these harvest festivals are an occasion to recognize the immense contribution that our farmers make to the well-being of the country.
"May these festivals bring prosperity, happiness and joy for all", he added. (ANI)