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India celebrates the harvest season

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The President and PM of India greets the nation on the traditional new year festivals coinciding with the harvest.

 

The President and the Prime Minister of India have greeted the nation on the joyous occasion of Vaisakhi, Vishu, Puthandu, Mesadi, Vaisakhadi and Bahag Bihu.


The President, Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil, in her message on the occasion of Vaisakhi said, “On the joyous occasion of Vaisakhi, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all fellow citizens and to those in the farming communities across the nation and especially in Punjab. May this celebration strengthen us in our contributions to the nation’s prosperity and remind us of the important role of farmers in our economy.”

She also greeted the people on Vishu, Rongali Bihu, Nutan Varsha, Vaiskhadi, Bahag Bihu, Puthandu Pirappu, Naba Barsha and Puthandu Pirappu, which are being celebrated on April 13th and 14th. In her message Mrs Patil said, "May these festivals inspire us to strive for peace, harmony and amity and work for the unity and progress of our country”.

In his message the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, said that these traditional new year festivals coinciding with the harvest are an occasion to rejoice over the fruits of the hard work of our farmers. He further added, "They are not only an occasion to celebrate the harvest but also a time to mark a new beginning."

 

 

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