PM Modi greets the nation in Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu


On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Magh Bihu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the population on Thursday via a microblogging site.

“Many congratulations to the compatriots of Makar Sankranti. My wish is that Uttarayan Suryadev breathes new energy and enthusiasm into everyone’s life. Greetings Makar Sankranti to all,” PM Modi tweeted in Hindi.

The Prime Minister, while sending greetings from Pongal, said that the festival showcases the best of Tamil culture.

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<< Pongal greetings to all, especially to my Tamil sisters and brothers. This special festival showcases the best of Tamil culture. May we be blessed with good health and success. May this festival also encourage us to live in harmony with nature and promote the spirit of compassion, ”he says.

“Magh Bihu wishes everyone. May the times to come be filled with happiness. With the blessings of the Almighty, may there be brotherhood and well-being everywhere,” he said in another tweet.

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People across the country began their celebrations for Makar Sankranti and other harvest festivals, marking the start of the Uttarayan period. The festivities around the end of winters and the arrival of longer, warmer days invite a lot of celebration and bonding within the community.

Makar Sankranti festival is celebrated to pay homage to the sun god for a good harvest and to mark the change of seasons.

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Makar Sankranti is a festival in The Bharat Express News calendar, dedicated to the sun deity Surya, while “Magh Bihu” is celebrated with community festivals after the annual harvest.

Pongal is a four-day harvest festival dedicated to the Sun God. To mark the festival, the sweet Pongal dish is prepared and is first offered to the gods and goddesses followed, sometimes, by an offering to the cows. It is then shared with the family.