New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the people on the occasions of Chaitra Navratri, Ugadi and other festivals today and over the next few days.
Festivals showcase the country’s diversity and spirit of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat, he tweeted.
Extending his greetings on Navratri festival that spans nine nights and ten days and is celebrated every year in the autumn, the Prime Minister said, ‘May the auspicious occasion bring wellness and joy in people’s lives.’
Mr Modi also greeted people on the occasion of Ugadi. Also known as Samvatsaradi, Ugadi is the New Year’s Day for the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
“May the coming year bring good health and prosperity in everyone’s lives,” he said as he wished on Gudi Padwa. A spring-time festival, Gudi Padwa marks the traditional new year for Marathi and Konkani Hindus. It is celebrated in and near Maharashtra and Goa on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year.
In another tweet, the Prime Minister greeted the people on Baisakhi saying, ‘May the auspicious festival bring happiness and prosperity in everyone’s lives. This festival has a special link with nature and our hard working farmers. May our fields flourish and may it inspire us to care for our planet.”
Baisakhi is observed by Hindus and Sikhs. It also marks the beginning of Hindu and Sikh solar New year.
On the occasion of Sindhi festival Cheti Chand, the PM wrote “Greetings on Cheti Chand, particularly to the Sindhi Community. May the special blessings of Lord Jhulelal always remain upon us. I pray that everyone’s wishes be fulfilled in the coming year.”
Besides, Modi extended his wishes on other festivals like Navreh, Nav Samvatsar and Sajibu Cheiraoba