Makar Sankranti, Bhogali Bihu, Tusu Puja, Pongal, Sugi, Bhogi, Maghi, Khichdi, Paush Parv and Uttarayan are being celebrated across the country on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated all the countrymen on this festival. He tweeted, “Today we are celebrating various festivals across the country which reflect the vibrant cultural diversity of India.” Wishing you all a very Happy Makar Sankranti. May this festival associated with the worship of nature bring health and happiness in everyone’s life.
After this, the Prime Minister congratulated the countrymen by tweeting many more. He congratulated the festival of Magh Bihu and wished for happiness and prosperity. He wished the people of Gujarat a happy Uttarayan. While wishing Pongal, PM Modi said, Pongal is synonymous with the vibrant culture of Tamil Nadu. On this special occasion, my greetings to all and especially to the Tamil people spread all over the world. I pray that our bond with nature and the spirit of brotherhood deepen in our society.
These leaders also congratulated
My best wishes on these festivals. External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar has also congratulated the countrymen on this festival. In a tweet, he said that it is a prayer that this festival brings happiness and prosperity in everyone’s life. Hearty congratulations to all on the joyous festivals – Makar Sankranti, Magh Bihu and Uttarayan. Praying that this festival brings happiness in everyone’s life. Bring prosperity and health.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also congratulated
Congratulating the Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said, “Greetings to all on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bhogali Bihu, Uttarayan and Paush festival. May everyone be blessed with happiness, peace and prosperity. Praying for your good health.
Festivals known by different names in different states
Let us tell you that Makar Sankranti is celebrated in different states with different names and methods. In North India where it is called Makar Sankranti, in Tamil Nadu it is known as Pongal. In Assam it is called Magh Bihu and in Gujarat it is called Uttarayan. At this time in Punjab and Haryana the new crop is welcomed and Lohri festival is celebrated.