President, PM greet nation on Makara Sankranti, Pongal

January 13th, 2008 - 9:20 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pratibha Patil
New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today extended their greetings to fellow citizens on the occasion of Makara Sankranti and Pongal, which will be celebrated on January 14 and 15 respectively.
In her message, Patil said: “On the occasion of Makara Sankranti and Pongal, I extend my greetings and felicitations to all my fellow citizens and wish them happiness and prosperity.”
“Makara Sankranti and Pongal are days of great festivity and rejoicing. May these festivals bind each one of us in fraternal love and affection and inspire us to work for the unity, progress and well being of our nation,” she added.
Greeting the nation on Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal, Dr. Singh said: “The festivals are a strong symbol of our shared ethos and culture. These harvest festivals, celebrated across the country, bring the promise of growth and prosperity. May this year’s Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal bring good luck and happiness in all our lives.” (ANI)

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