President, vice president, PM extend greetings on Baisakhi

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the people on the occasion of Baisakhi and other festivals like Vishu, Puthandu, Masadi, Vaishkhadi, Bohag Bihu, Poila Boishakh and Maha Vishuba Sankranti being celebrated in various parts of the country.

“On the joyous occasion of Baisakhi, I extend greetings and good wishes to all fellow countrymen, especially sisters and brothers engaged in cultivation and farming,” the President said in his message.

“May this joyous festival coinciding with the harvest season herald prosperity and happiness. Let us pray that the bounty of nature continues to shower its blessings on our hard working farmers,” he added.

Ansari, in his message, said these festivals associated with the onset of the harvest season reflect the rich agrarian traditions and composite culture of our country.

“I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the joyous occasion of Baisakhi, Vishu, Puthandu, Masadi, Vaishkhadi and Bohag Bihu,” Ansari said.

“May these festivals bring peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness in our country,” he added.

Modi hoped that these festivals herald happiness and prosperity for all.

“May the coming year give wings to the aspirations of the people, especially the youth, and spread harmony and joy among all,” the prime minister said.

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