New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted people on the occasion of harvest festivals being celebrated across the country.
They greeted the nation on Baisakhi, Vishu, Rongali Bihu, Vaisakhadi, Puthandu Pirappu and Naba Barsha and acknowledged the hard work of farmers to ensure good harvests.
“Warm greetings to all my fellow citizens, particularly those engaged in cultivation and agriculture on Baisakhi. Baisakhi celebrates the sweat and toil of our farmers who bring good harvests and happiness to our homes,” Mukherjee said on his offical Twitter account.
“Let us on this day show gratitude to Mother Earth and pledge to protect nature for its best blessings on our lives. On this happy occasion, let us share our happiness with one and all, especially those who are in need. Let us resolve to re-double our efforts to contribute to the nation’s prosperity, unity and fraternity,” he added.
“My best wishes to the citizens on the occasion of Baisakhi,” Modi said in a tweet.
Baisakhi, Vishu, Rongali Bihu, Vaisakhadi, Puthandu Pirappu and Naba Barsha are the harvest festivals of India, which also mark the traditional New Year in regions and states from Punjab to Bengal to Assam.