The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the people on the occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal festivals. In a message, the Vice President said this festival celebrated with different names all over the country, is a celebration of a positive transformation in people’s lives.
Following is the text of the Vice President’s message:
“I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all our citizens on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal.
Dedicated to the Sun God, Makar Sankranti symbolizes ‘Uttarayan’ or the beginning of the northward journey of the Sun. Celebrated with different names all over the country, the festivals of Makar Sankranti and Pongal symbolize the happiness that comes with good harvest and is a celebration of a positive transformation in people’s lives. Makar Sankranti Festival is also an occasion to revitalize our lives through prayers and reverence for rivers and all living beings. On this day lakhs of people take holy dip in the sacred rivers.
May these festivals usher in prosperity, tranquility and happiness in our country.”