New Delhi, Apr 6: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the people on the joyous and auspicious occasion of Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Chaitra Sukladi and Cheti Chand.
Mr Naidu in a message on microblogging site Twitter said, 'we should follow our liberal tradition and also respect the ability of women and daughters. Safety, education and health of women should also be taken care of.'
'I convey my warm greetings and best wishes to the people of our country on the joyous and auspicious occasion of Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Chaitra Sukladi and Cheti Chand. Ugadi marks the beginning to the new month ‘Chaitra’ and brings new hope, new joy and happiness,' the Vice-President added.
The Prime Minister also extended his greetings to the people on the various festivals of Navratri, Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Chaitra Sukladi and Cheti Chand across the country and wished that the nation prosper on a fast track of development.
'Ugadi greetings to everyone! I pray that this auspicious occasion leads to the fulfilment of all your aspirations. May everyone be blessed with happiness and best health,' he said in a message.
He also greeted the wonderful people of Manipur on Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba and wished, 'May this special festival further the spirit of happiness and harmony in our society.'
Mr Modi further said, 'Navreh Mubarak! Praying for a year filled with exceptional happiness. May everyone’s aspirations be fulfilled in the coming times. The culture of Kashmiri Pandits is truly special.
The community is blessed with immense courage and great spirit of resilience.'
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also wished the people and said,'Heartiest greetings on Vikrami Sanvat 2076.'
On the occasion, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted,'Greetings and best wishes to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Navreh and Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba. May this festival fills your life with joy, happiness and prosperity.'
Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Piyush Goyal, Nitin Gadkari, Rajyavardan Rathore, Smriti Irani, among others, also wished the nation on the festivals of Navratra, Ugadi, Chaitra Sukladi. (UNI)