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PRESIDENT'S GREETINGS ON THE EVE OF LOHRI, MAKAR SANKRANTI, PONGAL, BHOGALI BIHU, UTTARAYAN AND POUSH PARVA

Rashtrapati Bhavan : 12.01.2021

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has greeted his fellow citizens on the eve of the festivals of Lohri (which falls on 13thJanuary, 2021), Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bhogali Bihu, Uttarayan and Poush Parva (which fall on 14th January, 2021).

In his message the President has said, "On the occasion of Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bhogali Bihu, Uttarayan and Paush parva, I extend my greetings and best wishes to all the fellow citizens living in India and abroad.

These festivals are celebrated in different forms throughout India, but they all are associated with joy and gaiety relating to harvesting of new crops. People celebrate the festivals with a sacred bath, special offerings, charity and rituals.

Farming and farmers have contributed immensely to the progress and development of the country. These festivals are an opportunity for the countrymen to honour the relentless hard work of our farmers.

May these festivals strengthen the bond of love, affection and harmony in our society and increase prosperity and happiness in the country.”

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