New Delhi, Feb 10: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja.
The President wished that the occasion may spur people to expand the frontiers of education and knowledge in the society and country.
He tweeted: “Greetings to fellow citizens on Basant Panchami, Sri Panchami and Saraswati Puja. May this festive occasion, which heralds spring and celebrates learning, spur us to expand the frontiers of education and knowledge in our families, our society and our country.”
The Prime Minister also tweeted and said, “Many greetings to all citizens on the festival of Basant Panchami which symbolises new energy, new ambition and new vigor. I wish that Goddess of knowledge Maa Saraswati will bestow all with knowledge and goodwill.”
Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said, “The heartfelt wishes of Spring Panchami and Saraswati puja to all the countrymen. May Maa Saraswati bless all with wisdom and knowledge, so that we contribute to the progress of the country to our own capacity.”
Basant Panchami is the festival celebrating the spring season. It is also dedicated to the goddess of knowledge, arts and music, Saraswati, who is worshipped on this day. (UNI)