PM Modi Wishes Nation On Makar Sakranti, Pongal


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished the nation on the festivals of Makar Sakranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and Uttarayan.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister extended his greetings to all those celebrating various festivals.

“On the occasion of makar sankranti, I extend my greetings to all the people,” tweeted Prime Minister Modi.

Wishing the nation on the occasion of Magh Bihu, Prime Minister Modi said, “I hope this festival strengthens the bond of brotherhood and makes our society more happy and prosperous.”

Prime Minister Modi also extended Uttarayan wishes to the people of Gujarat. The Nation celebrate these festivals with much fervour and enthusiasm.

Devotees took holy dip at Ganga Sagar in West Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sakranti.
Pongal, one of the most popular harvest festivals, was celebrated in Andhra Pradesh with great enthusiasm.

On the occasion of Uttarayan, Gujarat government conducts International Kite Festival.
Since 1989, Ahmedabad has been hosting the festival every year on the Sabarmati riverfront and lakhs of revelers come to witness the creative kites flying and clashing among themselves in air. The International Kite Festival began on January 7 and will end on January 14.