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President greets nation on eve of Makar Sankranti, other festivals
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President greets nation on eve of Makar Sankranti, other festivals

New Delhi, Jan 12 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday greeted the nation on the eve of the festival of Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bhogali Bihu, Uttarayan and Push Parbon.

In a message Mr Kovind said, “As the sun enters Capricorn and the weather begins to change, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to citizens in India and abroad on the occasion of Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bhogali Bihu, Uttarayan and Poush Parbon, to celebrate the harvesting season.’’

These festivals, which are celebrated in diverse yet similar ways across India, are an occasion to celebrate the hard work and perseverance of millions of our farmers and people in the country.

“May the occasion herald prosperity and plenty for all our people and renew the sense of fraternity,” he said. (UNI)